Invitation Part 6: Bible Corruption?

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The Telephone Game  One of the objections I hear on college campuses about the Bible is that it’s been corrupted over the centuries due to copy and translation errors. An analogy often used is the telephone game: A group of people whisper a certain phrase around a circle, corrupting the phrase further with each succeeding “transmission,” the end result sounding …

Invitation Part 5: Embarrassing Material

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I want to pause and say thanks if you if you’ve been following along in these blogs but don’t think of yourself as a Christian. I truly hope they are helpful to your spiritual journey. This is part 5 of my series of short arguments for the historical Jesus. *************** This week: Embarrassing Material In higher education they say that …

Invitation Part 4: Differences in the Gospels

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Years ago when I first heard the argument from “differences,” I was quite surprised. The argument says that certain levels of difference between the four Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life actually lend credibility to the overall story. Certain levels. Not too much; not too little. Big differences would be bad. What’s big? If one account said Jesus rose from the …