The following is a sermon delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to his congregation in Montgomery, Alabama on November 4,1956. He imagines receiving an epistle from the Apostle Paul addressed to American Christians. It is utterly fascinating. Enjoy. I would like to share with you an imaginary letter from the pen of the […]Read more "Paul’s Letter to the American Church"
We have a very lively daughter (our son is on his way as well). She keeps us constantly on our toes mostly in good but in sometimes trying ways. As such we have and continue to think long and hard about issues of discipline. This of course inevitably leads to the spanking question. What we […]Read more "Spanking Is Not Biblical"
I like to think I don’t just believe things because I grew up with them. I like to think I am clear thinking and will follow facts to their conclusions, however uncomfortable. For any low church, evangelical Baptist like myself, diving into church history can be a jarring experience. As we wade back through the years […]Read more "Wait . . .What? Baptist Dispatches From Deep In Church History, Part 2"
I’m not normally one to troll apologetics sites as I don’t really enjoy apologetics. However, I came across this intertextual analysis of the famous “Feeding the 5,000” story. The Bible certainly has difficulties, but it also has remarkable interlocking details which would be extremely difficult to make up or fabricate decades later. This is one […]Read more "Did The Feeding Of The Five Thousand Really Happen?"
The two accounts of the death of Judas in Matthew 27:3-10 and Acts 1:18-19 are often cited as an irreconcilable, case and point that the bible cannot be true. Is that so? Let’s take a look: Possible death explanations: 1) They are different angles of the same story. If this is the case, Judas would […]Read more "How Did Judas Die?"
I’ve had a couple of people ask recently about the historical reliability of the Gospels? How do we know they are true? How do we know they are not some combination of fabrication, myth and wishful thinking? What is my response? First and foremost, we don’t know for 100% certainty. We don’t know anything from […]Read more "How Do We Know The Gospels Are True?"