Here’s something new: Genesis is in “crisis” and if you don’t see that you’re “syncretistic”

Another “crisis” article on Christianity and evolution, this by the ever balanced and ever ready to learn from and build bridges toward fellow believers, Grace to You ministries. The article is its own refutation. When N. T. Wright, Tim Keller, and Bruce Waltke are your Stygian Triplets, you know you’ve passed into some parallel universe. This is [Read More...]

preeeetty sure my version of Christianity is right and yours is wrong

Here is an cartoon that came my way yesterday. I’m sure many of you have seen it (you may have to click on it to see it well). It’s funny ’cause it’s true. I’ve known a fair number of Christians who think this way about their own denomination, no matter how small–in fact, the smaller the denomination, the [Read More...]

reviewing two reviews of “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” (3)

The recently released documentary “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” attempts to redirect the modern scholarly discussion of the historicity of the exodus by revealing evidence that mainstream scholars “don’t want the world to see–because it could cause them to shift their long-held positions.” The stated justification for the film, however, is not so much scholarly as it [Read More...]

“Patterns of Evidence” and patterns of culture-war rhetoric: (2)

Today’s post is the second of three on the recently released documentary “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus.” As I said in my first post, the concern I have is with the culture-war rhetoric the documentary seems to promote concerning the historical reliability of the exodus story. Below is the rationale for making this documentary taken from the film’s website. Stated are: The Problem, [Read More...]

First of all, there is no conspiracy. A review of “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” (1)

I’ve been asked a few times in recent weeks if I would comment on the recently released documentary Patterns of Evidence: Exodus.   I wasn’t able to see the film, since it has not been widely released, but I perused the film’s website, watched trailers, and read reactions. It struck me rather quickly that the film would likely [Read More...]


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