Category Archives: Church History

ehrman on the absence of judas in paul

From Bart Ehrman’s Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: For I received from the Lord that which I also handed over to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night in which he was betrayed, took bread, and after giving thanks, … Continue reading

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On the petty, unscientific character of Galileo

A Guest Post By Jon Fisher David Bentley Hart’s book Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies is a strong polemic against much of the misinformation surrounding Christian theology and history. Beginning with a short dismissal of the New Atheist (TNA) movement … Continue reading

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aslan on james against paul

From Reza Aslan’s Zealot: Regardless, by the year 57 C.E., the rumors about Paul’s teachings could no longer be ignored. And so, once again, he is summoned to Jerusalem to answer for himself. This time, James confronts Paul directly, telling … Continue reading

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the wandering jew

In the book “Curious Myths of the Middle Ages“, the author recounts a very interesting myth about a wandering Jew. Supposedly, this Jew had been with Jesus. To those in the 13th century, this would definitely interesting considering the Jew … Continue reading

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peter enns and a fake letter to paul

From Peter Enns’s blog, he imagines what a return letter to Paul from the Romans may have looked like: Dear Paul, We read your letter with great interest, and it sparked no little amount of commotion among your fellow Jews. … Continue reading

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when the jews were embarrassed by God

In Exodus 32, Moses encounters God on Mount Sinai. God burns in wrath over Israel, who was turning to false gods at the foot of the mountain below. In the text, God wants to destroy Israel, but Moses lays out … Continue reading

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the worst failed Biblical prophecy

The scene is the turn of the first century AD. Israel is under the rule of the Roman Empire. Certain Jews are confident that God will soon save them and restore a righteous kingdom (Luk 1:71). Angels are seen prophesying … Continue reading

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william lane craig debates ehrman

William Lane Craig is said by atheists to be someone atheists should never debate. Atheists self-admittedly get trounced by William Lane Craig. Here is Common Sense Atheist on the matter: Let me repeat. Craig has done 20+ years of Ph.D+ … Continue reading

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failed Bible prophecy and power

Prophecy, as I have written before, is primarily about God’s power. God says something will happen and then uses His power to make it come to pass. Prophecy fulfillment is about validating that power. Prophecy is not about knowledge. In … Continue reading

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the communion fraud

Every Christian is familiar with communion. We all sit through it as the elements are being passed around or collected in long lines. We take the stale wafer or bit of cracker and fondle it in our hands waiting for … Continue reading

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