How to Lead a Good Prayer Meeting – These look like great tips.
Why Have Women Deacons? – Excellent analysis.
Agreement with Ehrman – Bart Ehrman makes a good living being an “ex-Christian.” Yet as a textual critic he has a surprising number of points of agreements with us that are useful to remind atheists of when they parrot common sound bites.
In Rob Bowman’s review of Bart Ehrman’s new book, How Jesus Became God, he enumerates the many points of agreement evangelicals have with Ehrman:
I think evangelicals should be quick to acknowledge and even capitalize on a large number of agreements that they can have with Ehrman about Jesus and Christology. These include but are not limited to the following facts:
Jesus was a real historical person, a Galilean Jew who preached the kingdom of God. Ehrman has devoted a whole book to defending this fact.
The canonical Gospels are the earliest and, for all practical purposes, the only valuable sources of detailed information about the historical Jesus. The “Gnostic” gospels and other apocryphal writings date from much later and are not significant sources of historical information about Jesus.
Jesus thought he was, or at least would become, the Messiah.
Jesus was crucified at the order of Pontius Pilate.
Jesus actually died on the cross.
Some of Jesus’ original followers sincerely believed they saw Jesus alive from the dead.
(Already, we’ve eliminated about 90 percent of the nonsense we so often hear from skeptics about Jesus! And we’re not done.)
Bill Maher defends Sterling: “Who wants to live in a world where the only privacy you have is inside your head?” – From the “when pigs fly” category where I appreciate what Maher said.
Remember “HANDS” When Arguing for Jesus’ Deity – This is helpful!
Does the Bible teach that Jesus is God? Over at Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes, Lenny Esposito has a summary of the acronym “HANDS” given in the book Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ (by Rob Bowman and Ed Komoszewski):
1. Jesus shares the HONORS due only to God.
2. Jesus shares the ATTRIBUTES of God.
3. Jesus shares the NAMES that are used of God.
4. Jesus shares in the DEEDS that only God can do.
5. Jesus shares the SEAT of God—that is, Jesus sits on God’s throne.
Hollywood’s Sexual Predator Problem Explodes – Creepy, but not terribly surprising.
Hollywood is sick, sick, sick. Behind its curtain of holier-than-thou progressivism, the entertainment world’s top A-list stars have engaged in the most depraved sexual abuse against vulnerable children and teens, according to a growing number of victims. After years of cover-up, the institutional scandal is exploding. Finally.
The latest alleged atrocities involve “X-Men” director Bryan Singer and at least three other power players in the business: veteran television executive Garth Ancier, former Disney executive David Neuman and producer Gary Goddard. Last month, former child actor and model Michael Egan filed civil suits against the men, alleging that they passed around underage boys “like pieces of meat at sex parties” in the late 1990s. Egan’s X-rated lawsuit exposes a cabal of alleged predators who plied young boys and teens with hard drugs and alcohol before sexually assaulting them.
From the liberal Huffington Post, of all places.
First, here’s the list of skills for women to develop to avoid divorce:
- Skill #1: Do at Least Three Things a Day for Your Own Pleasure
- Skill #2: Relinquish Control of People You Can’t Control
- Skill #3: Receive Gifts, Compliments and Help Graciously
- Skill #4: Respect The Man You Chose
- Skill #5: Express Gratitude Three Times Daily
- Skill #6: Strive to be Vulnerable
How Christianity Created Science (and Why Atheism Wouldn’t Have) – We expect to find order. Atheists would not.
The results are in: Truth Wins Out and Matthew Vines’ weak gay Christian ideology is knocked out cold.
Although a featherweight could have taken down the childish lore of Matthew Vines’ theology du jour, it was interesting to watch the fight which was quickly over in round one.
Read or download the free e-book entitled God and the Gay Christian: a Evangelical response to Matthew Vines. The book was edited by Dr. Albert Mohler.