I recently wrote about an approach to reading the Bible called Moderate Literalism. This article expands that approach with a hermeneutic I am calling Denotative Dominance. The idea is about the proper ascertainment of the meaning of words used in scripture. I propose the following ordering is ideal: When scripture defines its own terms, the … Read more Denotative Dominance
This article summarizes some of my favorite findings from a simple Google search on biblical financial stewardship. Super basic: Do a budget. Consider project costs and plan properly. Don’t love money. Everyone knows the Bible says money is a root of all evil, but the Bible also predicts that a love of money will lead … Read more 8 Biblical Money Principles
This article responds to a specific section of Michael Huemer’s Scary Bible Quotes, “On Slavery and Subjugation of Women.” In an answer to Question 5 in his introduction, Michael Huemer claims his quotes are in context. I will echo his other critics and argue at least one of his points is definitively not in context. … Read more Re: On Slavery and Subjugation of Women
I will argue that the institution of slavery under Old Testament law is not evidence for the immorality of the Bible. For something to be immoral it must be demonstrated as differing from a standard of morality. God’s will is the standard of morality. God’s will is expressed in Old Testament law Therefore, Old Testament … Read more Is Old Testament Slavery Evidence Against Biblical Morality?
This article is a response to “11 Things The Bible Bans, But You Do Anyway.” The author of that article argues that many Christians have self-serving interpretations of the Bible and are essentially hypocrites. The author also mentions that it is beyond his comprehension that some people would, “get so zealous about that issue that … Read more Re: 11 Things The Bible Bans, But You Do Anyway
This article covers some of my current and general thoughts on Biblical Inerrancy. Biblical Inerrancy is a belief about the Bible held by some, or maybe most, Christians. The exact belief varies by person and denomination, but the general idea is that the Bible is either mostly or completely error-free. A typical Christian view on … Read more Biblical Inerrancy
This article will cover some theology and apologetics on hell. This article is my summary of and commentary on a recent podcast series from J Warner Wallace. J Warner Wallace recently released a podcast series called, “Answering Common Objections to the Notion of Hell.” Part 1 was released a week ago and part 2 was … Read more J Warner Wallace On Hell
Because I make friends with people who like to talk about religion and such, I often get to hear about really terrible eschatological theories. This article will cover 5 points which I think should be considered while talking about how the end of days will occur from the Christian viewpoint. I am certainly not a Bible … Read more 5 Eschatological Points to Consider
One peculiar argument for minarchism is the religious argument. Usually this argument is discounted because religion is thought to have no place in academia. Of course as students of caeconomics we disagree, and therefore this argument becomes much more relevant. Specifically we care about the Christian argument for minarchism. All other religious arguments we may … Read more Religious Arguments for Minarchism
Source – J. Warner Wallace – coldcasechristianity.com – 8/22/13 [From John: J. Warner Wallace is a cold case detective and Christian apologetic. He is well known for his evidence-based approach, treating the Bible just like a crime to solve. In this post he gives corroborative evidence for the validity of the Bible and explains what that means and … Read more J. Warner Wallace: Unbelievable? Is There Enough Evidence Beyond the Gospels to Make Their Testimony Reliable?