Category Archives: Doctrine

The Unfortunate Side-Effects of the Doctrine of Inspiration

I tried to come up with a less-wordy title for this post, but simply couldn’t.  I considered replacing the word “unfortunate” with “unintended” because I really do think what I’m about to discuss is completely unintended by those who hold … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Have Evidence, Don’t Say You Do

Many of you who know me, or who have been reading this blog for some time, know that I often struggle with just accepting the “party line” explanations about things. For me, it’s not good enough to say that “So-and-so … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Doctrine, Scripture Interpretation | 25 Comments

The Heart of the Gospel

It’s not uncommon for there to be discussions among believers as to what information, what message, what truths are the heart of what we call “the gospel”. Answers will be almost as varied as the number of people asked! Lately, … Continue reading

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More About Miracles, Thorns, and Job’s Theology

There have been very interesting discussions taking place both here in the comments on this blog and over at Scott’s in relation to the recent posts Scott and I wrote. I have been away from my computer for most of … Continue reading

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Miracles — Primarily First Century?

In response to my “You Might Be Misrepresenting God” post, Scott Roche and I have been engaged in what is turning out to be the continuation (no pun intended, Scott!) of an unfinished conversation from earlier in the fall. Scott’s … Continue reading

Posted in American Christianity, Doctrine, Scripture Interpretation | 10 Comments