What is Faith?

Too often, Christians link faith with blind adherence to a prescribed set of claims.  This is one of the facets of the “religion” part of Christianity that I find to be overwhelmingly detrimental both to adherents and to non-believers. “Just believe it.  It’s right there in the Bible.  Yes, there are many that disagree with … Continue reading What is Faith?

Is the Bible the Word of God – Part VI: Conclusion

To read this series from the beginning, start here: Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V This last post of the series has been the most difficult to write.  That may be because, despite the fact that I’ve gleaned so much from studying this issue, I realize more than ever how much I … Continue reading Is the Bible the Word of God – Part VI: Conclusion

Is the Bible the Word of God? – Part V: Difficulties

Part I Part II Part III Part IV My experience is that the vast majority of Evangelical Christians will tell you that they would stake their life on the belief that the Bible is the Word of God, but very few could present a cogent argument to support their claim.  Over the years, I’ve had … Continue reading Is the Bible the Word of God? – Part V: Difficulties

Is the Bible the Word of God? – Part IV: Examining the Rationale (Continued)

Part I:  Overview Part II:  The Rationale Part III:  Examining the Rationale Evangelicals almost universally believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, claiming that it is the verbally inspired (directly authored) Word of God, complete and fully authoritative—the believer’s sole authority for faith and practice.  When some of the implications of this doctrine did not … Continue reading Is the Bible the Word of God? – Part IV: Examining the Rationale (Continued)

Is the Bible the Word of God? – Part III: Examining the Rationale

If you missed the first two parts of this series, I recommend reading them sequentially. Part I:  Overview Part II:  The Rationale The Christian Religion is predicated on the claim that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God.  The claim that the Bible was authored by God is almost always treated as the … Continue reading Is the Bible the Word of God? – Part III: Examining the Rationale

Is the Bible the Word of God? – Part II: The Rationale

The claim that the Bible is the Word of God is the foundation of the Christian Religion.  It is used as the basis for almost every argument for every debated theological issue.  This claim is usually stipulated and accepted simply as a matter of faith for most Christians.  This strikes me as odd, because, well, … Continue reading Is the Bible the Word of God? – Part II: The Rationale

Is the Bible the Word of God? – Part I: Overview

The Christian Religion is based on the premise that The Bible is the Word of God.   This view offers comfort to many Christians, but also presents some difficulties that seldom get fair treatment.  Understanding how God has communicated with man is fundamental to our understanding of God and His desire to reconcile us to Himself.  … Continue reading Is the Bible the Word of God? – Part I: Overview

Why I Write

For whatever reason, there are two things that I find extremely frustrating:  things that are illogical and people that waste my time.  When it comes to the Christian religion, I find a confluence of both.  The main reason for this is the institutionalization of what was intended to be life as Jesus taught it.  Another … Continue reading Why I Write