Did Jesus really exist? Frankly, I don’t give a sh*t.

Jesus’ actual existence as a real person is basically a historical fact. But I find it completely irrelevant for convincing anyone to become a Christian. Even if Jesus somehow actually rose from the dead, it’s still not particularly relevant. Because power has no relevance to morality. Jesus can die and resurrect as many times as … Continue reading Did Jesus really exist? Frankly, I don’t give a sh*t.

Cessationism is the biblically correct view, but for not quite the same reasons commonly held by cessationists

A “friend of a friend” on facebook made a comment on my friend’s wall post, asking some questions, but later deleted his own comments (clearing all traces of him ever being part of the conversation) for reasons unknown to me. This blog post is a reproduction of my comment that contains my answer to his first question. … Continue reading Cessationism is the biblically correct view, but for not quite the same reasons commonly held by cessationists

Free Will, Determinism, Salvation and the Christian Ethic

I’m actually having a conversation on this blog post: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2014/03/28/young-restless-and-no-longer-reformed-2-john-frye/ I wrote a lengthy comment as part of that conversation. It expresses a large chunk of my views on the subject, so I decided to repost it here. Please allow me to explain how I think taking the “free” out of “free will” doesn’t really cause … Continue reading Free Will, Determinism, Salvation and the Christian Ethic