Did Jesus Understand Genesis 2 Literally?

Many will point to Jesus' words about divorce, in the context of which he quotes Genesis 2, as evidence that Jesus believed Adam and Eve were literal people, and will then on that basis argue against modern biology, or claim this proves that he supported the view of marriage as involving only one man and [Read More…]

Childlike Faith Poster

The quotation comes from my previous post. [Read more…]

Young-Earth Creationism is a Cult

For those who know the English language well, the statement in the title, “young-earth creationism is a cult,” may seem obvious. One definition of a “cult” is “a system of religious beliefs and ritual” which of course young-earth creationism is. But I mean the statement in reference to that more sinister meaning of “cult,” as [Read More…]

Victor Borge – Spoken Pronunciation

In an era when miscommunications abound, an antidote is needed. And so here is Victor Borge giving his famous suggestions for accomplishing clearer communication through spoken punctuation. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Inerrancy and Literalism: Quote of the Day (Theodore M. Vial)

Contemporary conservative Christian exegetes claim both inerrancy and literalism as hermeneutical principles, but will always sacrifice the latter to the former. The “this generation” of Mark 13:30 that will see the Son of Man’s return, for example, must be read as referring not to the generation listening to Jesus, or Mark’s original audience, but to [Read More…]

Eric Reitan: Inerrancy is Only a Theory, and Inerrantists aren’t Evil

Eric Reitan has a post on “That Chick-fil-A Business” and it is insightful and relevant to a much broader range of issues. Here is my favorite part: [T]here’s a deep disconnect between the motives of many conservative Christians and the character of their actions–a disconnect created, more often than not, by an allegiance to an untenable [Read More…]

Subscribing to and Unsubscribing from Comments

I was going to call this post “Ooh, what does this button do?” (a la Dexter’s Lab) but thought that perhaps not everyone would read it who needs to. Those who asked about subscribing to and unsubscribing from receiving comments, here is something to try. There is a button at the bottom of each post that looks [Read More…]

Georgia Leigh – Brave

A Facebook friend shared this song, dedicating it to those LGBT people who have recently been on the receiving end of bigotry from Christians. As the video features a singer-songwriter who (as far as I know) does not have a recording contract, that seemed to me all the more reason to share this with a [Read More…]

So You Wanna Talk About Free Speech?

A lot of people have brought up “freedom of speech” and related phrases in discussion of the current expressions of support for and protest against Chick-fil-A and its CEO Dan Cathy. But freedom of speech is only the issue at one very specific point in the controversy. No one should be denying the free speech of [Read More…]

BibleWorks for Tablet PC

I’ll be blogging my way through a review of the features of BibleWorks 9 for PC very soon. Until then, let me show you something that is coming soon: BibleWorks 9 for Tablet PC! [Read more…]