Category Archives: Apologetics

Why American Christians Are Losing Their Minds: Part 2

In my last post (found here), I began discussing how the church has followed the culture in losing its mind: Christians do not know what they believe and why they believe it because they have accepted the idea that faith … Continue reading

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Bill Nye the Fallacy Guy and Ken Ham’s “Canned” Reply

Bill Nye “the Science Guy” posted a video a couple of weeks ago that went viral, receiving over four million views (you can view it here). In the video, Nye states that “evolution is the fundamental idea in all of … Continue reading

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Social Memory Theory: A New Method with Same Old Assumptions and Results

A new methodological approach to the study of Scripture, known as “social memory theory,” appears to be gaining steam in New Testament biblical scholarship. Scholars such as Chris Keith, Anthony Le Donne, and Rafael Rodriguez have co-opted the theory in … Continue reading

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A Wake-up Call

Several weeks ago a controversy erupted over the dismissal of Anthony Le Donne, New Testament professor at Lincoln Christian University. Most of the blogs (if not all) that were written about the controversy were sympathetic toward Le Donne. I shared, … Continue reading

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Could Jesus Read? Part 4: The Implications of an Illiterate Jesus

In the previous three posts, we have considered whether Jesus could read at some basic level. We have concluded from a brief historical investigation and from the Old and New Testaments that Jesus could in fact read. In this post, … Continue reading

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Could Jesus Read? Part 3

In the current string of posts we have been considering whether Jesus was literate—more precisely, whether Jesus could read at some basic level. The significance of this question will be considered in the next post, but for now we will … Continue reading

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Could Jesus Read? Part 2

In the previous post, we left with the question, “Could Jesus read or not read?” It is true that making an argument for a literate Jesus is somewhat difficult, considering that no literature explicitly states, “Jesus could read and write,” … Continue reading

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Could Jesus Read? Part 1

“And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written, ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he anointed me to preach the gospel … Continue reading

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Divine Hide and Seek: Part 2

At the close of Part 1 of the discussion on divine hiddenness, I posed the the question “Is God actually hidden?” The entire discussion up to this point assumes that God is intentionally hiding himself, that he is playing a … Continue reading

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Divine Hide and Seek: Part 1

Throughout history, some atheists, like Friedrich Nietzsche, have objected to God’s existence because of his so-called “hiddenness.” If God exists, why doesn’t he show himself to humanity, and why doesn’t he show himself clearly so that there is no question … Continue reading

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