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Sunday Study: Inerrancy and Biblical Authority

January 18th, 2010 46 Comments

Recently Glenn Peoples and Dominic Bnonn Tennant had an interesting exchange over the issue of biblical inerrancy, the doctrine, that the bible contains no errors. In his post, Errantly Assuming Inerrancy in History, Peoples makes this interesting comment, While there has always been a clear expression of the view that what Scripture teaches is correct, […]

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Sunday Study: Joshua and the Genocide of the Canaanites Part II

January 10th, 2010 45 Comments

In my previous post, Joshua and the Genocide of the Canaanites Part I, I mentioned the position suggested by Alvin Plantinga and endorsed by Nicholas Wolterstorff that the passages in Joshua that appear to record the carrying out of genocide at God’s command, such as, “putting all the people to the sword”, “leaving no survivors”, […]

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Sunday Study: Joshua and the Genocide of the Canaanites Part I

January 3rd, 2010 52 Comments

Critics of Christianity often claim that the book of Joshua teaches that God commanded genocide. Raymond Bradley for example states, In chapters 7 through 12, [the book of Joshua] treats us to a chilling chronicle of the 31 kingdoms, and all the cities therein, that fell victim to Joshua’s, and God’s, genocidal policies. Time and […]

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Guest Sunday Study: Moral Perspectives on Lying

October 25th, 2009 2 Comments

Bethyada explores the morality of lying. (This guest post is part of open mic week(s)) There are a range of Christian theories on the moral acceptability of lying. The issues around lying seem difficult to fully categorise in English. The problem is a lack of simple words to express subtle differences in meaning. To illustrate […]

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Sunday Study: Paul on Freedom of Conscience – Romans 14

October 5th, 2009 3 Comments

In the 14th chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans there is an interesting discussion of strictures relating to the eating of meat. The discussion is interesting because it brings up issues which have application beyond the context Paul addressed. Specifically, Paul affirms in these passages the existence of a prima facie right to freedom […]

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Sunday Study: The Bible and Rape – A Response to Michael Martin

September 27th, 2009 9 Comments

A little while ago I wrote a post criticising Michael Martin’s contention that the Bible commands a rape victim to marry her rapist, Does the Bible Teach that a Rape Victim has to Marry her Rapist? To summarise briefly, Martin cited Deuteronomy 22:28-29 and interpreted it as, Here the victim of rape is as treated […]

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Sunday Study: Interpreting the Sixth Commandment Part II

September 13th, 2009 11 Comments

In a previous post, Sunday Study: Interpreting the Sixth Commandment Part I, I discussed some translations of the sixth commandment of the Decalogue. I began with the King James Version (KJV), “thou shall not kill.”[1] I looked at problems with this translation most famously raised by Augustine. The New International Version (NIV) and New Revised […]

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