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Archive for April, 2011

-Bill Maher: The Bible is Just a Book of Parables

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

   (by DonkeyHotey via Flickr) According to Bill Maher: “The Bible was not meant to be history; it was not meant to be literal,” he opines. “They were parables; people read it back then and read into it something that was not literal; we’re the dummies who read it literally.” Well, is he right? Is […]

-Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

       (Image by abcdz2000 via Flickr) Yes! If not, as Paul says (I Cor. 15:14) the entire Christian faith is in vain. Here’s a link to a great article on all of the facts concerning the resurrection of Jesus–a timely pursuit for the Easter season: “Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?” by William Lane […]

-Was Easter Really Borrowed From a Pagan Holiday?

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

                     (Easter, old Greek salute via Wikipedia) Here’s a good article by Anthony McRoy that contradicts the popular notion that the Christian celebration of Easter was borrowed from pagan sources: “Was Easter Borrowed from a Pagan Holiday?” McRoy provides historical evidence that the name ‘Easter’ was actually derived from the Old High German ‘eostarum’ which […]

-Ben Witherington’s Take on the Lead Codices

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Here’s NT Scholar Dr. Ben Witherington’s take on the discovery of the ‘lead codies’: “Lead or Mislead—- The Curious Case of the Lead Codices”