New Testament

“Proof” that Bible Writers Were Inspired by God

I find it interesting that multitudes of Christians say the Bible is literally true to the smallest detail because the Bible’s writers were “inspired by God”. What does that even mean? According to my dictionary, inspired means “to fill someone with confidence and desire to do something”, or in other words, to motivate someone toward […]

Borrowing From Egyptian Mythology

Reading time: Approximately 10-12 minutes. This post picks up where the “Rosetta Stone: A Portal to the Past” left off. Scholars had deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics after the incredibly fortunate discovery of the engraved stone. The science of archeology was just gaining traction in the early nineteenth century and archeological teams were unearthing artifacts from Egyptian […]

The Origin of Christianity is Coming into Focus

Reading time: About 8-10 minutes. If you’ve been following my blog posts, you’ve noticed that most of them are focused on stimulating conversations about the origin of Christianity and its many customs. I try to avoid coming across as a professor of theology or history because that’s not what I am. I’m just an amateur […]

Christians in the Headlights

Christians in the Headlights. Reading Time: 8-10 minutes. Introduction As I begin, I need to explain something. I do not believe all evangelicals think or act alike. I try my best to steer away from stereotyping people before I even meet them. Like with every human population, evangelicals cover a wide spectrum. Many have been […]

The Birth and Evolution of Satan

Reading time: About 7 minutes. Our understanding of Satan Most of us know who Satan is. Some view him as an imaginary, mythological character, while others believe he is 100% real. He can be a cartoon figure to some, and evil incarnate to others. He could be a material or a supernatural being. Whatever he […]

Who is the “Real Christian”?

Who is the “Real Christian”?  Reading Time: Approximately 7 minutes.   This is the second installment of my four part series concerning “Real Christians,” following up on The Mysterious Paul of Tarsus. In the conclusion of my book, In Search of Christian Origins: A Timeline of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I stated […]

Exploring Christian History: The Book of Revelation

A real head-scratcher on many levels The book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament, may be the most confusing book ever written. It’s a book full of bewildering and terrifying visions. Christians obsess over determining its hidden meanings because their eternal life may depend on getting it right.  Does it really give […]