Brian Zahnd and Biblical Epistemology

Introduction: “I accept the Bible as authoritative in Christian faith and here’s how it works:” Brian Zahnd has made the news in my blog-world yet again. Only this time it’s not for the usual reason (attacking Penal Substitution). Rather, he made noise on my Twitter feed in a peculiar way (you can follow my brief exchange with him here.) Zahnd has been flirting with Eastern … Continue reading Brian Zahnd and Biblical Epistemology

Balaam on the Nashville Statement

Balaam in the Old Testament is not admirable for many reasons. As a pagan who practiced divination, he is most notably known for enticing the Israelites to sin (Numbers 31:16). John’s commentary on him, in Revelation 2:14, states that Balaam “taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality.” … Continue reading Balaam on the Nashville Statement

Transgendered Human Nature

If who a person is finds its definition by said person, and there are no rules to this, and this can change arbitrarily, then what we have have accomplished is not a grid for understanding human nature, but the demolition of human nature. In other words, human beings do not have a nature at all; nothing is intrinsic to human beings. There is essentially no meaningful way to define or understand what and who mankind. After all, we just can’t with labels…. Continue reading Transgendered Human Nature

Women in the Pulpit IV: How to Read Your Bible

The introduction to this blog series is crucial to read. It provides the background as well as the links to what I reference in this post. If you have not read it, it can be found here. Sloppy Hermeneutics Before attempting to deal with the important passages from Paul where women pastors are dealt with, Greg Boyd and Rachel Held Evans (RHE) set the table so … Continue reading Women in the Pulpit IV: How to Read Your Bible

Women in the Pulpit III: Women of the Bible

The introduction to this blog series is crucial to read. It provides the background as well as the links to what I reference in this post. If you have not read it, it can be found here. Defining Terms Boyd’s title is “The Case for Women in Ministry. ” This is already misleading because the opposition does not necessarily have a counter-case. Boyd’s equivocation of “ministry” … Continue reading Women in the Pulpit III: Women of the Bible

A Roman Catholic Twitter Debate

Rachel Held-Evans (RHE) is a social justice feminist who blasphemes the name of Christ by self-identifying as a Christian, and masquerading around as a disciple, all the while holding to very few Christian beliefs at all.This makes her frustrating and entertaining to follow on Twitter. She recently posted a Tweet that further demonstrated her ignorance of the Christian worldview. The Tweet was a picture of … Continue reading A Roman Catholic Twitter Debate

Mary Was Not Sinless

Dr. Tony Costa recently debated Dr. Robert Sungenis on the Roman Catholic doctrine known as “Immaculate Conception.” Rome teaches that Mary was not born with sin, and never committed a sin prior to death, an/or prior to her bodily assumption (While all Roman Catholics believe she bodily assumed, some Roman Catholic denominations believe that Mary never died). In the debate, during the Cross-Examination period, Dr. Sungenis … Continue reading Mary Was Not Sinless

Trevor Noah’s Terrifying Thoughts About Racism

It is important for Christians to be wise as they view the cultural landscape and begin to make predictions as to what is coming down the pike. And unfortunately, most accurate assessments yield a lot of trash. Specifically, I wanted to draw our attention to some very bigoted and terrifying thoughts from the new Daily Show host, Trevor Noah. Before I begin, I want to … Continue reading Trevor Noah’s Terrifying Thoughts About Racism

Because God Said So (11)

When building, begin  start from the ground up. Foundations come first. Walls, windows, ceilings, carpets, those things come later. This method of construction applies to buildings and blogging alike. Hence, in the response 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura, an anachronistic approach is necessary. It is also necessary then that there be some overlap as similar arguments and issues are tackled first. The next installment of the … Continue reading Because God Said So (11)