RINO: Resurrection in Name Only

Most of us celebrated the resurrection of our Lord this past Sunday. For many, the significance of the celebration gets lost in the now predominant popular “add-ons,” such as Easter eggs, bunny rabbits, and the like. The awe and wonder of the historical event and its centrality to the gospel has been downgraded, and all too often, discarded by the mainstream culture. Sure, there is a general nod to the reason for the day, but … Continue reading

Response to an Agnostic

I never really know when I start the day what questions, comments or challenges may come up but they are often interesting. This past week was no exception. On March 13 “Gary” posted a comment to Dr. Tom Howe’s blog, “Brian McLaren, ‘Is Jesus the Only Way to What?,’ Part 1” Gary’s opening line really caught my attention: As an agnostic, humanist, and naturalist, I am sure that you view me as the enemy. … Continue reading

Interrupting Ehrman: Are There Biblical Contradictions?

(Originally printed in the Fall 2010 Issue of the MCOI Journal) Watching a court jury trial and watching a debate have a number of similarities. In both cases, you have one set of evidence, but you have two opposing sides that attempt to explain the evidence in such a way that they will persuade the audience or jury to view their story as more credible. The underlying idea is to get at the truth, but … Continue reading