Are the first and second commandments morally distinguishable?
It’s a bit of a trick question when I ask it.
Is the divine council henotheistic?
There’s a rock and a hard place here for anyone who wants to use that term.
So you think educated Westerners don’t believe in pagan monism?
Heh. Ain’t that cute.
How would a Hebrew have pictured Genesis 1?
I meant to note down a few interesting thoughts, but I accidentally wrote a commentary.
Is Allah actually Yahweh?
It’s a more vexed question than you might assume—but here’s a simple argument that shows he is perhaps not, at least in most cases.
Are pictures of Jesus idolatry? Part 2: what were ancient people thinking?
Thinking so is an understandably venerable Reformed tradition which strikes me as naive and legalistic on several levels. Here, I look at why ancient peoples created idols to worship, and how this radically affects our understanding of the second commandment.
What is honor?
And why does it matter to Christians?
Was Jesus a guru? (Part 3)
What if his message got lost in transmission?
Was Jesus a guru? (Part 2)
Is there not some hubris in thinking that, when reading a translation of a text, you have picked up on something which two millennia’s worth of its most adept students failed to notice in the original languages?
Was Jesus a guru? (Part 1)
Some people think so, and they quote Jesus himself in support of the idea.
Did all great religious figures share the same mystical experience?
The only way to know for sure is to ask them…
Is Yahweh made in man’s image?
If he is, why do nearly all (presumably man-made) religions line up against Christianity on many key doctrines?
Independent witness to early Genesis
The orally-transmitted creation legend of the Miao people in China is an extraordinarily accurate parallel to the events recorded in Genesis 1-11.