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What Did the Original Books of the Bible Say?

Bible

Take a trip back in time to see the obstacles we have in seeing the life of Jesus through the Bible. We’ll peel them back one by one—translations, canonicity, reliable copies, and more. [Read more...]

What Does the New Testament Say about Homosexuality?

Heaven and Hell

Several passages from the New Testament are often cited to condemn homosexuality, but these sources undercut their own credibility. [Read more...]

Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality? (2 of 2)

Last Judgment inset

This post concludes our look at homosexuality in the Old Testament with some passages from Leviticus. At first glance, they’re pretty harsh. When properly understood, however, they don’t provide much ammunition to the Christian eager to condemn homosexuality. [Read more...]

Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality?

Old Testament homosexuality

Take a look at the Old Testament story of Sodom and Gomorrah. It doesn’t say as much about homosexuality in modern society as many Christians imagine. [Read more...]

Bible Reading in Schools: Illegal for 50 Years

Madalyn Murray O’Hair, participant in landmark Supreme Court case

Bible reading in public schools was declared illegal 50 years ago today. But we can’t rest on our laurels. Consider just one ongoing attack, a new Mississippi law that permits religious speech in schools. [Read more...]

Why Does the Bible Have No Recipe for Soap?

Why does the Bible not have a recipe for soap?

Soap wasn’t known to the ancients, but it’s not hard to make. Why no recipe for it in the Bible? Can we stop with “God has his reasons,” or does this say something about the truth of the Bible? [Read more...]

Christmas Time! Time to Investigate the Virgin Birth “Prophecy.”

An atheist considers a stained-glass manger scene

Matthew grounds his virgin birth story as the fulfillment of a prophecy from the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Let’s take a look at what that chapter is actually talking about to see if Matthew’s claim holds up. [Read more...]

The Truth of the Bible

The Bible has far more manuscript copies than any book from history, and Christians claim that it holds hundreds of instances of fulfilled prophecy. But how reliable is it? Is it history or just mythology? [Read more...]

Old Testament Slavery—Not so Bad?

A recent podcast spent an hour responding to Dan Savage’s well-publicized public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong, but the Bible itself disagrees. [Read more...]

16 Arguments Against Abortion, with Rebuttals

What do Christians say to my arguments? Here are 16 responses to my pro-choice position, with my rebuttals (part 1 of 2). [Read more...]


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