Today, I experienced first-hand the blatant incompetence and intellectual dishonesty of “Christian” preachers.
I attended what the organisers described as a conference. There were 5 different speakers; each spoke on some topic for about 30 minutes.
Notably, a speaker, named Shiwei Quek, stated that the English word “scribe” in 1 Cor 1:20 was a reference to the Greeks. Which is basically false; Continue reading Blatant incompetence and intellectual dishonesty
Firstly, some definitions: “Secular”: without overt religious affiliation “Sacred”: with overt religious affiliation While “Secular” and “Sacred” are opposites (antonyms), there often exists a grey area between “secular” and “sacred”, e.g. a Christian doing secular work. “Holy”: consistent with God’s standards “Sinful”: going against God’s standards What I’d like us all to better understand: Just … Continue reading “Secular” does not imply “sinful”; “sacred” does not imply “holy”
Context: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/autonomy-vs-heteronomy-in-the-covenantal-relationship/ Great article showing how the practice of questioning God is in fact well supported by the Bible. Another story that comes to mind is that of Jacob wrestling with God, and apparently even winning (on some level). Genesis 32:22-32Common English Bible (CEB) Jacob wrestles with God 22 Jacob got up during the night, … Continue reading Autonomy vs Heteronomy; Questioning vs blindly obeying God