Faith Links

Independence from What?

I set the Wayback Machine to nine years ago and what I wrote on this weblog on July 4, 2002. I still like that post and believe what I was trying to say back then.  This is an update of the post, mostly to fix broken links but also in the text a bit to […]

Changing the Meaning of the Bible

I visited a church this morning in which the pastor preached from John 8:1-12.  This is the story of the woman who had been caught in the act of adultery that the Pharisees and scribes brought to Jesus.  Jesus said “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” […]

All Religions Really Do Lead to God

Provocative blog post title, but sensible article, from Dan Phillips at Pyromaniacs today.  Here’s the crux of the explanation. Other religions will bring you to God. Shintoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam — they’ll all eventually bring you to God. Mormonism, Christian Science, paganism, animism, and Roman Catholicism will bring you to God. Every practitioner of every […]

If You Don’t Believe, Are You Really a Christian?

The latest Barna Group survey results came to my email inbox this morning with this headline: Most American Christians Do Not Believe that Satan or the Holy Spirit Exist Details are at the link.  If you don’t believe that Satan is a living being (40% of respondents who had described themselves as Christian), that the […]

Harmony of the Gospels

I’ve completed the first draft of the Harmony of the Gospels project I mentioned back in December.  The file is a fully linked PDF file in which you can search and select to copy and paste elsewhere.  It is fully linked in that the index entries (which were well written by A. T. Robertson so […]

What has the Church Body Become

Quoting from Thoughts on the Way via a link on Slice of Laodicea: A Bible teacher gave a summary of Christian history’s movement in a class to beginning students: “Christianity started in Palestine as a fellowship; it moved to Greece and became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution; it moved to […]

BerBible Bible Study Software

Someone from the development team of the BerBible freeware Bible study utility sent an email to me yesterday letting me know of a new release they’ve just had in their software.  I don’t recall having looked at BerBible before, so I just downloaded and installed it. BerBible, short for Berean Bible Study, is a freeware […]

The Abbreviated Jesus

Michael Spencer has a great post on the watered-down version of Jesus that many people live with. …it was as plain as daylight to me that when I hear a lot of people talk about Jesus, I feel like I am hearing…an abbreviation. I said abbreviation. A shortened version of the real word. You see […]

The God Journey

I came across a weekly podcast called The God Journey which describes itself like this: The God Journey facilitates a growing conversation among those who are thinking outside the box of organized religion. I’m listening to one of their podcasts while working through email after getting up here in China within 4 minutes of 5:00 […]

Good Neighbors

Leann has moved her weblog and renamed it to The Good Neighbors.  She also has a new RSS/XML feed.  Be sure to update your links.  And if you’re not familiar with Leann’s writing, go and read.