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A Reasonable Mind

A Reasonable Mind

It should not be a surprise to learn our Creator is the epitome of a reasonable mind. Unfortunately, it would surprise far too many. Our penchant for controversy puts crackpots in the spiritual spotlight, so we hear more about how “God HATES Homos!” and less about the Creator’s self-disclosure, which is infinitely more useful. Consider two obvious points, which somehow eludes Pop Wisdom: Science works because the fabric of the universe is a weave of reasonable, scientific laws. Science indicates Creation is the product of a reasonable mind comprehensible by reasoning minds. A useful inquiry about God should begin with the assumption that God is a reasonable mind. An...

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Peace Movements

Back in ’71 when 8-tracks were the rage, one album I kept looping forever on my brand new player contained the song “Peace Train”, by Cat Stevens (from “Teaser and the Firecat” – which means – I give up). Everyone sang it – Dolly Parton, 10,000 Maniacs, people in the shower, on the street. It was a “call to arms” for the peace cause, warning everyone to get on board the train or else! (I’m not sure anyone knew what “peace” meant, beyond ending the Viet Nam war.) Then Cat became Yusuf Islam because he grew up and became a Muslim, losing both his fans and his “Peace Train” convictions when he joined cause...

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Jesus, the Crazy Liar-Lord...

“Why do the heathen rage?” Well there’s an interesting question, I suppose. Granted, it’s phrased perhaps a little harshly, or maybe it’s just language we’re not used to. In fact, it’s a quote from the Bible in good old King James English. It actually reads “Why do the nations rage?” (“Heathen” was common parlance for “nations” back then, apparently.) Still, it’s a pretty weird picture coming out of the scriptures: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? Psalms 2:1 I would never really think about things this way. But God does. And He says why it happens: The kings of the earth set themselves, And...

A Brief Guide to “Evidence Unseen”...

Many of us by now have heard of James Rochford’s website “Evidence Unseen.” If you’re like me, you’ve used the Columbus Xenos Elder’s website (or book) in the past for articles/sections like apologetics, comparing world religions, the Case for Christianity, or Theology questions. These are all great resources that I highly recommend. However, the point of me writing this short guide is due to a different area of the website. I was stumbling along his website recently and found an entire section I had never seen before. So, let’s get to it. First, click on the tab Bible Difficulties. The home page of this section itself explains in detail 10 principles of Hermeneutics, or how to study and...

posted on: Oct 30, 2017 | author: admin

Peace Movements

Back in ’71 when 8-tracks were the rage, one album I kept looping forever on my brand new player contained the song “Peace Train”, by Cat Stevens (from “Teaser and the Firecat” – which means – I give up). Everyone sang it – Dolly Parton, 10,000 Maniacs, people in the shower, on the street. It was a “call to arms” for the peace cause, warning everyone to get on board the train or else! (I’m not sure anyone knew what “peace” meant, beyond ending the Viet Nam war.) Then Cat became Yusuf Islam because he grew up and became a Muslim, losing both his fans and his “Peace Train” convictions when he joined cause with the infamous Ayatollah of Iran and called for a...

posted on: Sep 21, 2013 | author: admin

Who the Heck is Melchizedek?

When asked to name important people in the Bible, Melchizedek doesn’t usually come to mind. This seemingly obscure Old Testament figure who doesn’t get many babies named after him, and earns a mere three-verse appearance in Genesis 14, is key to understanding Jesus Christ. He is one of the many trajectories God placed throughout His plan to point to the Messiah. So who is Melchizedek? His name literally means “king of righteousness.” Genesis 14:18 tells us he was king of Salem (probably Jerusalem), meaning king of peace, and was a priest to God Most High. He gives Abram (Abraham) bread and wine and blesses him after Abram won a hard battle. Abram returns the favor by honoring him...

posted on: Apr 27, 2013 | author: admin

The Resurrection: Fact or Conspiracy?

The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event in history, as well as the basis for faith in Christ. But many claim it never happened. Let’s look at some popular theories that explain away the resurrection, and the historical facts these theories can’t explain. Swoon Theory: “Jesus just fainted on the cross.” Everything we know about crucifixion, not to mention the severe flogging Christ endured beforehand, undermines this idea. The Romans were too good at killing to let a “criminal” live through execution. After dying, Jesus was wrapped in seventy-five pounds of sticky burial dressings and put in a tomb sealed with a two-ton stone and guarded by Roman soldiers. Even if he somehow survived the beating...

posted on: Mar 9, 2013 | author: admin

Jesus, the Crazy Liar-Lord

posted on: Nov 17, 2012 | author: admin

“Why do the heathen rage?” Well there’s an interesting question, I suppose. Granted, it’s phrased perhaps a little harshly, or maybe it’s just language we’re not used to. In fact, it’s a quote from the Bible in good old King James English. It actually reads “Why do the nations rage?” (“Heathen” was common parlance for “nations” back then, apparently.) Still, it’s a pretty weird picture coming out of the scriptures: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? Psalms 2:1 I would never really think about things this way. But God does. And He says why it happens: The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” Psalms 2:2-3 If Jesus isn’t God, then is he a liar? Why would Jesus perpetrate...

The Age of Nonreason

The Age of Nonreason

posted on: Sep 15, 2012 | author: admin

Hasn’t everyone asked the question of “who am I?” It’s a question that’s been around for centuries and still prevalent today along with questions stemming from that, like “Why am I here?” “Do I mean something?” “What is the meaning of life?” People have thought that at least once in their lives, at least in the angst-filled time of life. People have always looked for meaning, but every theory was crossed out, from philosopher to philosopher, each theory of what man is was crossed out throughout time… Until now, which is when man found meaning, or is it? Theories took a turn with philosophers like Rousseau. He believed primitive man was more than civilized man that the modern inventions and technology were chains and man was free as he was born. He demanded freedom from man and the Bible as well as culture and authority leaving the individual as...

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