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Friday Lights: The Bee
Ever heard of The Babylon Bee? It’s a satirical site, sort of like The Onion for Christians. Several of our readers pointed out this site to us, and we loved this entry on an adult coloring book of the imprecatory psalms. It forces you to think through the ways we uncritically accept the violence of some Old Testament passages and even use them to justify our own violent tendencies. Plus it’s super funny. Win-win. Run on over to the Bee and read the whole article there, but here’s a snippet:
“Coloring has been shown to both engage the mind and relieve stress and anxiety, and coloring illustrated Bible verses can help believers recall and meditate on Scriptural truths,” the press release read, in part. “In this new book covering the imprecatory Psalms, Christians can also color violently bloody scenes of death and destruction while praying that God’s judgment would fall upon their enemies.”
Image via The Babylon Bee
Is Having the “Right” Theology the Core of Christianity?
Last week, we posted a piece by Greg that challenges the practice being violent “in the name of Jesus” toward others who err theologically. (Click here to read this post.) Being that this piece got a lot of attention, we thought it worthwhile to provide some further explication to this point, especially in the light…
Why Bart Ehrman Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Christmas (Or Your Faith) Part 1
This is the first of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? Greg went to school with Bart and is very familiar with his line of thought. He’s also heard of many people who have lost their faith based on his writings.…
When the Bible has Errors
In the previous post, we dealt with the question of why we are able to trust Scripture. But we need to explore this further because if you read the Bible carefully, you will find parts that look erroneous. Some aspects of the Bible don’t line up with what we know from history and science. Let’s…
Friday Lights: Megan’s Story
Each Friday we post content sent to us by our readers that is inspiring, funny, lighthearted or just generally fun. If you’d like more information on submitting content for this feature you can get more information here. Here’s something from our friend Josiah Haken of New York City Relief. So good.
Friday Lights: Don’t Make Paul Haunt You
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When the Bible Becomes an Idol
In John 5, we read about Jesus confronting some religious leaders saying, “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life” (John 5:39-40). These leaders thought they possessed life by…