If you’ve ever read the book of James, you’ve read that he mentions an Old Testament prostitute named Rahab: (James 2:25) “In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave… Read More ›
If you read the Old Testament with the presupposition that you don’t think the God of Christianity is worthy of worship and/or read it to find ways to shore up your disbelief, it’s easy to make a seemingly coherent appeal that the OT God is simply awful.
What can you do in 30 minutes?
How much can you read?
How much TV can you watch?
How many projects can you start and finish?
How many calls can you return?
During a Cub Scout camp out a few weekends ago I got the rare opportunity to terrify my nine year old son and give him Bible lesson at the same time.
While the showers and the bathrooms were inside, as you might expect from a luxury resort, the sinks were mounted to the wall outside, under a light that didn’t work, and within arm’s reach of…
“The Christian Bible says to stone your children if they don’t behave properly. Like Kim Davis, these people (if they can be called that) were following god’s authority.”
What about time? Do we go to church as long as it doesn’t interfere with our other plans—fishing, sports, hunting, golfing, sleeping—or do we make worship our main goal to be prevented only by extraneous circumstances?
“Why would anyone want to escape from freedom?” My inquisitive young mind would wonder. I finally asked my mom about it. She explained that the author – a psychologist – theorized that people don’t really want to be free. It is too scary for them. So they escape freedom by putting themselves under the authority of another.