God is a Mystery

These words emerged in a discussion of God as koan in a comment thread here on this blog. I thought I’d turn them into images that can be shared. [Read more…]

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Acts 26:18 (Bogus Internet Version)

I had a student provide this quote, supposedly from Acts 26:18,  in an assignment: The first step of education is to have one’s eyes opened and be turned from darkness to light. I Googled it and found it has circulated quite widely online. But it doesn’t correspond to the meaning of the Greek text of [Read More…]

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I Take the Bible too Seriously to Not Fact-Check Internet Quotations

This quotation, often attributed to Karl Barth, came across my feed on Facebook this morning: “I take the Bible too seriously to read it literally.” Whenever I try to trace a quotation to its source, especially if the source is famous, and what I find are pages and pages of just the quote with no [Read More…]

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Mysteries Do Not Invalidate Knowledge

A key point I emphasize in my classes is that, just because a range of views about a topic may be held by experts, that does not mean that all views are compatible with the evidence. Nor is it the case that, just because we are uncertain about the answers to some questions, everything is uncertain. [Read More…]

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The Year in Quotes on Posters

If there is something that has distinguished 2012 from all previous years that I have been blogging, it is the fact that this is the year that the Facebook page “Christians Against the Tea Party” turned quotes from my blog into images that could be shared on Facebook. Here they are, as well as one [Read More…]

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Poster Session

The Facebook group Christians Against the Tea Party turned several quotes from a recent blog post of mine into posters, and so I thought I’d share them here. [Read more…]

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Quote of the Day (The Doctor)

“The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views…which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.” Uttered by the Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker, in [Read More…]

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Jesus’ Advice for Internet Users

         I created a couple of images to help me make my point about fact-checking information found on the internet – making the point both by what is said, and by the fact that Jesus didn’t say these things, as one will know if one fact-checks the quotes! Feel free to share and [Read More…]

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Quotes on Inerrancy

There were several quotes that I wanted to share, all related to inerrancy, and so I decided to collect them all here. I’ll let you decide whether I saved the best for last. First, Fred Clark wrote: The doctrine of “inerrancy” is often referred to as a “high view of scripture.” It is not. It’s [Read More…]

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read On The Internet

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