The Incarnation Lens

In my last post I wrote about the relationship between the Old Testament and the New. In a culture that tends to value the new over the old, it’s not surprising to find that Christians tend to elevate the New Testament over the Old, whether by considering it to be mere background to the really good stuff...

Is the New Testament More Important for Christians than the Old Testament?

Imagine that you and a friend decide to go see a movie. You arrive at the box office at what you thought was fifteen minutes before the scheduled start only to find out that you had misread the schedule and the movie had started over an hour ago. Would you still go in and watch the last half of the movie?...

Is the New Testament Anti-Semitic?

One of the things that I have heard recently is that the New Testament is anti-Semitic. Certain New Testament passages, particularly in John and in Acts, are cited to justify the claim, and at first glance the verses do seem to support the accusation, citing that Jesus’ main opponents are the Jews, and they...

What The Bible Really Says About Slavery

Though Christians today almost universally accept that slavery is an intolerable evil, it is also almost universally accepted that the Bible stops short of outright condemnation of slavery and can even be considered to be somewhat accepting of it. Christian slaveholders in the U.S. pointed out that Paul...

I’m a Love Atheist (Warning: Satire Ahead)

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