What does the Bible have to say about "blind faith"? Not as much as you thought...
Our final gospel to discuss is John's. Was it written by John? Could John even write? Where all those parts about Jesus being God added later? We're glad you asked. Let's start by looking inside the Bible for clues. Internal Evidence that John wrote, oversaw or authorized the Gospel with his name: No anonymous manuscripts... Continue Reading →
Jim Munroe: a Christian and an illusionist. At 29 he was diagnosed with a rare leukemia, his immune system attacking his own body. This remarkable testimony tells how he found faith, survived leukemia, and the stunning parallels he discovered between God rescuing him physically and God rescuing us spiritually. To defeat leukemia, he was emptied... Continue Reading →
A follow up on our discussion about the likelihood of Matthew being the original author of the Gospel bearing his name - or at least being intimately involved with the work that brought that book together ( The Case for Matthew ). Let's look at the shortest Gospel, Mark - and the longest Gospel, Luke. The... Continue Reading →
We mentioned in a previous post that biblical scholarship is increasingly returning to the position that the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses (Who Wrote the Gospels?) with the intent to convey history, not folklore (Gospels: History or Folklore?). Here's a couple details of why Matthew seems very likely to have been written by the tax... Continue Reading →
A great read from James Bishop, Apologist
Leah Libresco is a writer and school systems analyst based in Washington D.C. She is also a writer for the Huffington Post and graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a B.A. in political science (1).
Libresco, a popular former atheist blogger at the website Patheos, recounts a remarkable worldview transition from atheism to Christianity, and specifically Catholicism (2). As the motto of Pathos goes the site intends to host “the conversation on faith,” however a large chunk of it is dominated by atheists and their arguments against religion. It was with this crowd that Libresco had a popular following and readership.
Libresco, having been brought up in an atheist household, was exposed to a particular non-religious setting from a young age, “I grew up on Long Island, where most of the people I knew were non-religious Jews. So, religion was so far from most of our minds…”…
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