"Did God really say?" is a famous question -- it is the first question asked in the Bible. It is also an infamous question -- it was asked by the Serpent, who represents the deceiver in the Bible. Satan, if you like. With this seemingly well meaning question, the devil threaded the needle that would … Continue reading Learning to ask “Did God really say?” again.
Is the Bible a Work of Plagiarism?
I came across this interesting comic on the web (below). A teacher gave her students the following assignment: What is the "Golden Rule" and its source? The answers she got from her students are quite telling. In fact, many atheists use this example to illustrate why they think the Bible is not the Word of God but … Continue reading Is the Bible a Work of Plagiarism?
When ‘good’ professors fail ‘good’ students and how it relates to Christianity.
[By Julie Wang'ombe] Imagine its exam day at a university. Anyone who’s ever been a student, as I currently am, knows that in any class, there’s a ‘colorful’ range of students. The serious; the cavalier; the ‘brilliant without much effort” the “must work twice as hard to do half as well as the average person” … Continue reading When ‘good’ professors fail ‘good’ students and how it relates to Christianity.
God and Science: Friends or Foes?
Pick up your Bible and trace the historical story-line of the Israelites, from Abraham down to the New Testament Jesus and His followers. If you read the story like any other story, you will notice a significant trend. Take Moses and the burning bush, for example. Apparently, this event was unusual to Moses. It was … Continue reading God and Science: Friends or Foes?
How Can I Be Free if God Already Knows the Future?
It’s a perennial debate that has plagued many theologians at least since the first century A.D. How can we say we have free will if God already knows every move I am going to make? Another way that this question is often phrased is, “If God knows that I am going to call my mother … Continue reading How Can I Be Free if God Already Knows the Future?
I Apologize for Being a Christian
To see Saul standing atop that hill stirs in us feelings of compassion, and deep sadness. You just have to understand the man. His soldiers are fearful and wide-eyed. The scene is so captivating that the scribe of 1 Samuel 13 places his quivering quill down and picks up, not a thesaurus, but a geographical … Continue reading I Apologize for Being a Christian
Blog Break (11 Mar 13)… and Some [Not So] Bad News
Are you ready? Check these out: WHO CREATED GOD? No, the answer is not as simple as you may assume at first (it is not "no one"). This question is usually asked in the context of the argument that says, "If something cannot come from nothing, then where did God come from?" This article provides … Continue reading Blog Break (11 Mar 13)… and Some [Not So] Bad News
The Problem with Half Truths in Preaching
You've probably heard or read this quote before, "The problem with half-truths is if you have the wrong half." Well, the truth is that there is no such thing as a half truth. It doesn't really matter which half you have, they are both falsehoods. I am not the first person to point this out. … Continue reading The Problem with Half Truths in Preaching