Do you see Christian faith as something fixed to hold onto, or as a journey of change? It is possible to see it in either way. But for me it has been a journey.
Science has given us new understandings of the universe and the evolution of life. Can we learn something of God’s character from all this, and apply this to the Bible?
Are there reasons why we should consider giving up Christian faith? Or are they more problems to solve while still believing?
The apparent commands of God in the Old Testament to commit genocide have long troubled me, as they should trouble any thoughtful and compassionate person. (I hope I am both!) How could a God of love command such atrocities? I think this problem can be resolved with God’s good name intact, if we understand the […]
Should christianity be any different in the 21st century than it has been for the last two millennia?
I have been following Jesus, albeit imperfectly, for about 60 years! It was during the period from about October 1961 to September 1962 that I decided not only that I believed in Jesus, but I was willing to follow him in my life. Since that time in a reformed evangelical church, I’ve come to think […]
Two more ways the modern church ignores how and what Jesus taught, but we could easily change.
My journey, and maybe your journey too, in understanding the Old Testament and learning to appreciate it and understand the obvious problems.
A review of “The Exodus” by Richard Elliott Friedman and “Exodus for Normal People” by Peter Enns. Two books shine light on the truth (and legends) of the exodus of Moses and the Israelites from Egypt. Well worth reading.
The conventional christian view of hell is surely wrong. It isn’t taught in the Old Testament, nor in the New. And it wasn’t what Jesus taught.