On a Historical Old Testament

Yesterday I posted the following status on Facebook: The problem with abandoning the historicity of the Old Testament is that every few years another aspect of it is vindicated. To which I received this response: Yet we would acknowledge the role that varying styles of literature in the ancient Near East has to play, right? … Continue reading "On a Historical Old Testament"

God Is One, The Bible Is Not

When it comes to a good book, Stephen King’s résumé just can’t compare. Thirty-nine plus twenty-seven equals sixty-six books. And if you’re Catholic, there’s even more. So goes the absurd rap parody, “Baby Got Book.” And it is correct. The Bible is actually 66 books. But from the way many people, both Christians and skeptics, … Continue reading "God Is One, The Bible Is Not"

Sidestepping Abiathar: Arguing for Christianity without Fighting for Inerrancy

If you’ve ever had a debate with an atheist or other skeptic about Christianity, you’ve probably heard it. Those four terrible words. “The Bible contains errors.” Suddenly, at least from their perspective, your entire argument is worthless. For we know how it goes: If they’re convinced there is one error in the Bible, that should mean … Continue reading "Sidestepping Abiathar: Arguing for Christianity without Fighting for Inerrancy"