Who is “Q”? The Mythical World of Bible Scholars

"Q" - The Mysterious Gospel Writer

Have you ever noticed that there is a breed of atheists who are also Bible scholars and then there are Bible scholars who seem to be atheists? These non believers are believers in a special sort of way. They do not believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, but they do [Read More...]

Binz on the Bible

Binz

Stephen J Binz is a Bible scholar who bridges the Evangelical-Catholic divide. In hisAncient-Future Bible Study Series he gives us a series of great Bible studies on various characters in the Bible. With studies on Peter, Abraham, Women of the Torah, Women of the Gospels, Paul and David, these studies for either individuals or groups highlight [Read More...]

Christmas, Pagan Romans and Frodo Baggins

The Saturnalia

This is an article from the archives…worth reading again for those who think the date of Christmas is a carry over from pagan Roman holidays. One of the old chestnusts about Christmas (and I don’t mean the type roasting on the open fire) is the charge brought by old fashioned Protestants and new fashioned atheists [Read More...]

I Love Lucy

St Lucy

Not Lucile Ball, but St Lucy is the one I love. It is her feast day today, and here are some reasons why she’s important: Firstly, there is the symbolism of her name. “Lucy” comes from the Latin for light–”Lux” or “Lucis”. Lucy is the saint of Light in the season of Advent which is [Read More...]

Is Anybody There?…In Hell That Is.

Hell

In the current debate on hell (which is really a debate on universalism) there is some fuzzy thinking going on. Here is an excerpt from my book The Quest for the Creed which comes out next week. This book is a new edition of Adventures in Orthodoxy. Published by Crossroads, it has new material and a new format. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [Read More...]

The Decline of the Church in Britain

Whitby Abbey - "bare, ruined quires"

Damian Thompson (who is probably one of the world’s greatest journalists) write here about the decline of Christianity in Britain. The shrinking of those who identify as Christians is combined with a dramatic surge in the Muslim population. You can’t disagree with the statistics: Since the last census in 2001, the number of Britons identifying [Read More...]