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The Pope and 7 Other Translators

Pope Francis in a tv interview recently suggested a particular translation of what we know as Matthew 6:13a. For what’s in The Lord’s Prayer, for this Greek in the New Testament, 270 more words


The Man, The Myth, The Legend

“Now, my question is, who watched the sheep while Moses went up to the burning bush?!” My student Moses said.

My co-teacher and I exchanged glances and started chuckling. 623 more words

Destroying a Paradigm?

Recently I had a new visitor to the blog where I promote my book (EscapeFromReligion.wordpress.com) and this person left a rather lengthy comment. Since the remarks were primarily directed to non-believers rather than the merits or failures of my book, I decided to publish it on this blog instead. 512 more words



If you are lost and pull out a map, do you ignore the parts of the map that don’t fit with where you think you are?   262 more words

The Good News Of Jesus

Johnson University Dedicates New Bathrooms to Robert W. Funk

Knoxville, TN — Robert W. Funk, famous member of the Jesus Seminar, is being honored at his undergraduate school—Johnson University—12 years after his death. Within the Russell Preaching Center, dedicated to retired megachurch preacher Bob Russell, renovation and a dedication are happening to the building’s bathrooms. 220 more words


A simpler way to defend biblical inerrancy, infallibility and inspiration

Inerrancy and the Death by a Thousand Qualifications brought up some interesting points about how to defend the truth that the original writings of scripture were without error. 874 more words


Another Good Old Fashioned Religion Roundup

Things have been popping in the wild and wacky world of religion recently. Here are a few interesting, horrifying, and amusing things from the last few weeks: 553 more words