An Inappropriate Christmas

There is one passage from the birth narrative of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew that I think truly captures the meaning of Christmas. [Read more…]

No, We Are NOT Marcionites

The charge of Marcionism is often leveled toward anyone who says that God is just like Jesus, who rejects the violence depicted in the Old Testament, and who insists that Christianity is centered on the ideas of peace and reconciliation. [Read more…]

The Real Story Behind Genesis

The first chapters of Genesis were not written to communicate history or science. Creation stories had an entirely different purpose in the Ancient Near East. [Read more…]

History Will Judge Today’s Christians According to These 4 Questions

Here are four moral questions facing today’s Christians: [Read more…]

The Quest for the Historical Jesus: Part Five

The final post in a five-part series about the historical person Jesus of Nazareth. [Read more…]

The Quest for the Historical Jesus: Part Four

Part four in a five-part series about the historical person Jesus of Nazareth. [Read more…]

The Quest for the Historical Jesus: Part Three

Part three in a five-part series about the historical person Jesus of Nazareth. [Read more…]

The Quest for the Historical Jesus: Part Two

Part two in a five-part series about the historical person Jesus of Nazareth. [Read more…]