Monthly Archives: July 2015

Jesus was not a pacifist

Whenever the teachings of Jesus are examined it is important not to divorce Jesus from his historical setting. As Bart Ehrman points out in his lectures, Jesus does not spend much time teaching monotheism. Jesus is preaching to a Jewish … Continue reading

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popehat discusses how power corrupts judges

In reference to the recent story where a judge kidnapped children for refusing to have a meaningful relationship with their father: Judge Lisa Gorcyca has power because she’s a judge. She’s infuriated that her power is, for the moment, insufficient … Continue reading

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what book was discovered during the temple repairs

In 2 Kings 22, King Josiah discovers the “Book of the Law” while repairing the temple: 2Ki 22:8 And Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of … Continue reading

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what was the sin of sodom

Disclaimer: This is not an article defending or condemning homosexuality or an article defending Sodom as an historical event. Instead, this is a scholarly attempt to understand what the author of Genesis 17-18 believed were the major categories of sin … Continue reading

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