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August 12, 2010
A Reader Sends Me a New iPod Touch 32 GB! Plus: Shape-Shifting Christianity.
I sincerely wish to thank the reader of mine who brought and shipped to me...
July 17, 2010
Those Ignorant, Laughable Fundamentalists. Right?
I just got in a comment to yesterday's A Christian Reader Asks: “They’re Doing Yoga...
June 04, 2010
What is the Latin Vulgate?
(To understand the "Okay, Fine:" part of this post's title, read yesterday's "What Am I...
May 24, 2010
Should Christians Care About the Old Testament?
A young Christian guy wrote to ask, "Do I really have to care all that...
December 03, 2009
My Answer to Christians Denouncing R. Crumb’s “Genesis Illustrated”
Yesterday I wrote that I fail to understand how any Christian could not welcome R....
December 02, 2009
R. Crumb’s Monumental “The Book of Genesis Illustrated”
I fail to see how any Christian could not welcome R. Crumb's monumental "Book of...
February 15, 2009
John 1:18: Bring on the Stupid
John 1:18 says: No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only,...
February 12, 2009
No Fair Heeding Paul on Gays, But Not Jesus on Wealth
The reason conservative Christians invariably give for asserting that homosexuality is an egregious sin against...
February 10, 2009
Ten Ways Christians Tend to Fail at Being Christian
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February 08, 2009
John 1:17: Where “Truth” Depends on Your Translation (!)
Today we're considering John 1: 17, which reads (in the NIV translation): "For the law...
January 31, 2009
John 1:16: It’s All Groovy Like a Movie
John 1:16 reads: "From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing...
January 25, 2009
John 1:6-15: Read It and Weep
Hi, guys. Today I'm looking at John 1:6-15. Here we go: There came a man who...
January 18, 2009
John 1:5: The Archer’s Grief
Today we're considering John 1:5, which reads: "The light shines in the darkness, but the...
January 13, 2009
The Bible’s Two Big Problems
The two biggest challenges the Bible brings to anyone caring to take it seriously are...
January 11, 2009
The mystery of the Holy Trinity explained in four sentences: a look at John 1:1-4
Theologians and Christian philosophers have long puzzled over the exact nature of the Holy Trinity....
November 19, 2008
Sarah Palin vs Paul’s Directive for Women to be Silent and Submissive
I spend five or six hours every day exploring Christianity with non-Christians. Doing that---being someone...
June 06, 2008
Mr. “Wasn’t Having Any” Responds to Christians
The other day I posted a piece called Jesus the Decider: Who Gets Into Heaven?,...
May 31, 2008
Certainty in Christ: A Blessing–And A Curse
How can being absolutely certain of Christ's reality and sovereignty be a curse? Because the...
April 01, 2008
Non-Christians: What If Christianity Taught Tolerance?
I'd like to ask non-Christians: If integral to Christianity was the belief that it was right...
November 16, 2007
The pain of the improving Church
In few respects [did Protestantism differ from Catholicism] more than in its establishment of the...
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