Easter Critique: the Bible Can’t Even Get its Punch Line Straight (Infographic)

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The Easter story is the Bible’s punch line. It’s the solution to Mankind’s problem. But is it history or fiction? Untangle the elements of the story to see that the gospels radically disagree with each other. [Read more...]

10 Skeptical Principles for Evaluating the Bible (2 of 2)

Huh?

This is the conclusion of a list of principles for evaluating the Bible. [Read more...]

10 Skeptical Principles for Evaluating the Bible

Where does this piece go?

We’ve recently critiqued a Christian approach to rules for evaluating the Bible. Here is my modest proposal for some better ones. [Read more...]

Debunking 10 Popular Christian Principles for Reading the Bible

Someone may get hurt with arguments this clever

A Christian blogger, concerned about false charges of contradiction in the Bible, has proposed 10 principles to correctly evaluate the Bible. However, they may not take us where he wants us to go. [Read more...]

What Did the Original Books of the Bible Say?

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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...]


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