January 9, 2014

Nearly all Christians have believed Jesus is God. Scholars call them “traditionalists.” And most scholars claim that the foremost New Testament (NT) book that identifies Jesus as God is the Gospel of John. It contains the two most formidable NT texts that have been interpreted as declaring that Jesus is God. They are John 1.1 and 20.28. Even liberal and historical-critical NT scholars, such as those of the Jesus Seminar, assert that the Gospel of John presents Jesus as God. Since the… Read more

January 1, 2014

Last week, the American Studies Association (ASA) protested Israel’s perceived ill-treatment of the Palestinians, and failure to arrive at a settlement of the decades-old Israel-Palestinian conflict, by joining a boycott calling for sanctions and divestment of Israel’s universities and other academic institutions. ASA has over 5,000 members, consisting mostly universities and colleges. So far, more than ninety ASA members have registered their opposition to the boycott, including many very outstanding schools which include Columbia, Princeton, Harvard, NYU, MIT, and Yale…. Read more

December 18, 2013

In recent decades the USA has been undergoing significant moral and social changes, and some of these concern sexuality. We read about it and see it being reported in the media. We see it as entertainment on television and the movies. Now we see it on reality television. And its having an impact on our nation’s laws. Many religious people, including Evangelicals, who don’t approve of these changes are feeling pressure from society in general not to speak out about their… Read more

December 18, 2013

One of the primary biblical passages Christians cite to support their belief that Jesus is God is Isaiah 9.6. It reads in the NASB, “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Hymns have always played a significant role in Christian worship. The translation “Mighty God” in Isaiah 9.6 has… Read more

December 16, 2013

Joel J. Miller has a Patheos blog in the Evangelical Channel, where mine is. On November 1, 2013, he posted “Five Reasons You Should Write in Your Books,” and it got a good response from his readers. Count me in, Joel! I’ve been doing that all of my adult life. But we’re talking about nonfiction books. I have friends who think I’ve massacred my 2,500-volume library by doing the following to most of my books from cover to cover: underlining, highlighting,… Read more

December 12, 2013

I believe the Christian story is far greater if Jesus was no more than a man and therefore not God. And I believe that is what the Bible teaches. Many of my Christian brethren (I know–most of them don’t think I’m their brother in Christ because that’s what they have been taught), besides objecting to my assertion that Jesus was and is not God, they are offended that I say Jesus was a mere man. I don’t mean by this… Read more

December 9, 2013

Yesterday, Zach Johnson and Tiger Woods were paired together in the last group as Zach beat Tiger in a dramatic finish to win the tournament Tiger annually hosts–the Northwestern Mutual Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. Two years prior, they went head-to-head in that tournament and Tiger emerged the victor. This time Zach was four shots behind beginning the last nine and started stuffing irons so close to the hole that Tiger later commented, “I don’t know… Read more

December 5, 2013

During antiquity, calling a man “Lord” usually was intended as no more than a polite address. On the other hand, kings were often addressed as “Lord” to signify their vested authority. Among Jews, rabbis could be called “Lord” to indicate both. The early Jewish Christians’ primary creedal statement was that “Jesus is Lord.” The Apostle Peter preached about it in his first sermon on the day of Pentecost following the Christ event. He proclaimed of Jesus, “let all the house… Read more

November 21, 2013

Many Christians, especially Evangelicals, speak of “the claims of Christ.” They mean Jesus claimed things about his identity that are recorded in the New Testament (NT) gospels. Most of these people, called “traditionalists,” assert that the greatest claim Jesus ever made about himself was that he was God. But NT evidence reveals that this is their claim, not that of Jesus. Strong traditionalist Brian Hebblethwaite well concedes, “it is no longer possible to defend the divinity of Jesus by reference to… Read more

November 18, 2013

Joseph C. Dey, Jr., (1907-1991, pronounced “die”) was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Pennsylvania, Joe first worked as a sportswriter in Philadelphia. Then he served as the executive director of the USGA for the next thirty-five years, from 1934 to 1969. During that time, no one in golf had a better reputation for personal integrity and upholding the integrity of the game of… Read more

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