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Book Review: “Religion of Peace?: Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t

Friday, November 9th, 2007

By Robert Spencer (Washington DC: Regnery Pub., Inc., 2007, 264 pages) The main stream Western press has bent over backwards to present Islam in the best ‘politically correct’ light possible as the: ‘Religion of Peace’. Even President Bush refers to Islam with this label. In recent books, documentaries, and movies, the media and the left […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 5: The Context and The Main Characters

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”, By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198) Chapter 7: The Gospel of Judas and Early Christian Gnosticism (Context) In chapter seven, Dr. Ehrman looks at Gnosticism and compares the Gospel of […]

Reviews and Responses to “The God Delusion”

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

I found 2 websites with links to over 30 reviews and responses to The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins:  Reviewing Richard Dawkins and The Blasphemy Challenge  The posts by Albert Mohler and Alister McGrath are particularly notable.  McGrath has already published one book challenging Richard Dawkins:  Dawkins’ God: Genes, Memes, & the Meaning of Life, in this […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 4: What is in the Gospel? -An Overview

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”, By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198)  Chapter Six: The Gospel of Judas: An Overview In chapter six, Dr. Ehrman explores in detail all of the conversations between Jesus and the disciples, particularly the talks with […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 3: The Historical Context and The Discovery

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198)  Chapter Four:  Before The Discovery This chapter explores what was previously known about the Gospel of Judas and the community that supported its writing and publication.  The Gnostics were the group or community that the gospel probably originated in.  Nearly all that was known about this group for years […]