Archives / 2013 / August

One Good Myth Deserves Another

I’ve had inquiries about a claim, supported by questionable Muslim sources, that have alleged to have busted a myth about textual criticism and Biblical reliability. And so I’d say they do, actually – but they’re also perpetuating misinformation of their own. The myth they bust is one that claims that if all NT manuscripts from ancient times were destroyed, we could reconstruct all but... »

Jesus, Pagan Gods, and Mythers

Jesus, Pagan Gods, and Mythers

I’ve recently been in a discussion online with some people who believe that Jesus is merely a myth, copied from earlier pagan myths. I want to use this post to entice mythers to come forward with primary sources from pagan mythology that support that claim.  I also want it to be known that even if it were the case that there were parallels, correlation does not necessitate causation, and one... »

The Atheist’s Dilemma: A journey from atheism to Christ

I thought this was a beautiful story of Jordan Monge, a Harvard University student, and her journey from atheism to Christ. I read the Qur’an and Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion. I went through The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible and looked up Christian rebuttals to apparent contradictions. But nothing compared to the rich tradition of Christian intellect. The Atheist’s Dilemma By Jordan Monge I don’... »

Total Depravity: Theological Finesse Needed, Part 2

Total Depravity: Theological Finesse Needed, Part 2

In my previous post, I explained how there is a need for a multilateral discussion on issues pertaining to the nature of man and the effects of sin/the Fall.  I also explained the distinction between believing that man is basically good versus essentially good.  In the following posts, I would like to explain my interpretation of certain choice passages which warrant doubts about the view of the e... »