There are several categories of objections to the Christian religion. Such disputes can be from non-Christians about Christian doctrine that is generally accepted by most Christians or it can be between Christians. There are objections on theological grounds. These dispute claims Christians make about the nature of God, what is required for salvation, the consequencesContinue reading “The Christian’s burden of proof for the resurrection and how to respond”
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What is the Christian afterlife and why believe in it?
One of the common criticisms of the concept of the afterlife, particularly the concept of going to heaven when we die, is that it is too good to be true. In other words, it is wishful thinking based on no evidence. It is the result of cognitive dissonance in that we cannot reconcile our innateContinue reading “What is the Christian afterlife and why believe in it?”
Do the errors in scripture mean we shouldn’t trust it?
Modernist-Fundamentalist Christians in the early 20th century challenged two centuries of critical scholarship by declaring scripture to be inerrant. This inerrancy became, in the later 20th century, a belief that every word in the Bible is correct, an extreme sort of inerrancy that goes beyond the general teachings of scripture down to the exact languageContinue reading “Do the errors in scripture mean we shouldn’t trust it?”
Can you be Buddhist and Christian at the same time?
I was a Buddhist for a while in my late 20s and early 30s before returning to the church. I found a lot to like in Buddhist focus on the spiritual journey, letting go, meditation, and compassion. Unlike other religions, Buddhism does not, by design, want you to take on particular doctrines. Buddhists, in general,Continue reading “Can you be Buddhist and Christian at the same time?”