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Book Write-Up: Jesus Behaving Badly, by Mark L. Strauss

Mark L. Strauss.  Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee.  Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Many Christians struggle with what is in the Old Testament, with its laws, wars, and … Continue reading

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Jesus Reaches Out to Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)

At church this morning, the pastor was preaching about the story of Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10.  Zacchaeus was a rich tax collector, and tax collectors were unpopular among Jews because there were tax collectors who defrauded people or exacted more … Continue reading

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Scattered Ramblings on Jesus’ Virgin Birth and Resurrection

While I was walking to church this morning, I was thinking about Romans 10:9, which states: “if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The River of Life, by Lee Harmon

Lee Harmon.  The River of Life: Where Liberal and Conservative Christianity Meet.  Gonzalez, FL: Energion Publications, 2014.  See here to purchase the book from Amazon. In The River of Life, Lee Harmon talks about what he believes as a liberal … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Challenge of the Disciplined Life

Richard J. Foster.  The Challenge of the Disciplined Life: Christian Reflections on Money, Sex & Power.  HarperSanFrancisco, 1985. If you are looking for a book that provides clear-cut rules about how a Christian should handle money, sex, and power, then … Continue reading

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An Active Trust

At church this morning, the theme was the story in which Jesus walked on water.  Jesus’ disciples were on a boat in the water, the wind was fierce, and they were afraid.  But Jesus comforted and reassured them.  Similarly, the … Continue reading

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Debates on Jesus’ Resurrection: Crossan, Borg, White, Renihan, Craig, Buckley

I watched two debates recently.  One was a 1995 debate between Christian apologist William Lane Craig and liberal Christian and New Testament scholar John Dominic Crossan.  William F. Buckley, Jr. was the moderator.  The second was between Crossan and New … Continue reading

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Robert Price/James White Debate, with Some Reservations About Apologetic Arguments

Yesterday, I watched a debate between Christian apologist James White and skeptic Robert Price.  The debate was over the question, “Is the Bible true?”  In this post, I will not get into all of the points and counter-points, but I … Continue reading

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Was Jesus That Exemplary?

A favorite atheist blog of mine is Bob Seidensticker’s Cross Examined: Clear Thinking about Christianity.  This morning, I read his post, Is This a Powerful New Apologetic Argument?  The post pertains to the question of whether Jesus in the Gospels … Continue reading

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Finishing The Easter Experience: Jesus’ Resurrection

Last night, my church finished its study of The Easter Experience: What If What Happened Then Changes Everything Now?  The final lesson was about Jesus’ resurrection.  Here are some of my thoughts. 1.  The pastor on the DVD was asking … Continue reading

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