“Liar, lunatic, or Lord?” In his 2009 book, Jesus Interrupted, Bart Ehrman, devotes an entire chapter to the famous C.S. Lewis quotation that the reader of the gospel accounts has only three options regarding Jesus. …Continue Reading
Can Finite Beings Comprehend the Word of an Infinite God?
“How can imperfect, fallible humans claim to know, understand, and comprehend text they believe is divine? Isn’t this equating themselves with God?” It was twentieth-century Christian apologist, Francis Schaeffer, who helpfully distinguished between true communication …Continue Reading
How Does Authorship Affect Inspiration?
“Did Paul write the pastoral epistles, or was it a Pauline School he left behind? Was Matthew written by the apostle or by a community? If the epistles were not written by Paul, and Matthew …Continue Reading
Why the Discrepancies Among the Resurrection Accounts?
“Professor Ehrman has pointed out all four Gospels report the Resurrection with vastly different details. Why the discrepancies? Which of the four is the most accurate?” The short answer to your question is that all …Continue Reading
Is Jesus Recorded as a Failed Apocalypticist?
“Dr. Ehrman strongly advocates that the New Testament portrays Jesus and most of his followers as apocalyptic prophets. It seems they were sure of the end coming very soon – at least during their lifetime. …Continue Reading
Does Academia Lead to Losing your Faith
“Why is it that, from what I’ve seen and heard in general, otherwise conservative and/or reformed students and scholars who delve deep into the biblical languages and biblical studies tend to end up with a …Continue Reading
Are the Bible’s Errors Part of God’s Plan?
“Are the errors in the Bible part of God’s plan? If yes, why does God’s plan involve the corruption of holy texts, even slightly? If no, then how can we decipher which parts of the …Continue Reading
Are Historical Christian Writings Fairly Evaluated?
First of all, cultural myths and oral histories are assumed to have some seed of historical truth. For example Irish legends dating back to the middle ages tell of magical and powerful races that inhabited …Continue Reading