Does Luke give us an accurate account of what actually happened in the early years of the church and in the life and teachings of Paul? Here I will take just one example: both Acts and Paul lay out the… Read More ›
The book of Acts narrates the events of Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus on three separate occasions. The event itself is narrated in Acts 9:1-19; Paul later recounts it to a hostile Jewish crowd after his arrest in… Read More ›
The Christian idea of the Incarnation of God in Jesus is “foreign” to the gospel of Luke and Matthew
Luke 1:30-35 (NRSV) 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus…. Read More ›
Most Christians I meet are Marcionites, an early church heresy that still flourishes today.
Many readers of the Bible are surprised to learn that the ideas of the afterlife in the Hebrew Bible are not closely related to what most people think today. The idea that after you die, your soul goes either to… Read More ›