Friday, February 27, 2009

Should the Bible be taught in schools?

Andrew Motion has said that children in British schools should be taught about the Bible.

If children are not taught the Bible, how will they understand British history?

Edward VIII had to abdicate because he wanted to marry a divorced woman.

Why was there a crisis?

Jesus had said 'But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.'

It took a while before Christians learned to read the Bible differently and realise that you were not an adulterer if you married a divorced woman.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Crisis in Zimbabwe solved

The Archbishop of York has not eaten for 24 hours.

Fasting-man, we have a problem in Zimbabwe to solve. What are you going to do about it?

What's this on my crisis monitor? Cholera in Zimbabwe. My God, I can't face food.I hope my superhero friends get here soon to help me.

When I saw the pictures of the Archbishop of York fasting, I was reminded of the words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount 'But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.'

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Does God punish rapists?

There will be a big Evangelical Mission in Britain

The organisers say they believe in 'The future personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ to judge all people, save believers to share his glory in his renewed creation and to justly punish unbelievers in hell.'

How will their imaginary friend judge people?

Will good people be judged differently from rapists, child-molestors and kidnappers?

No, the criteria are quite different.

Unbelievers are justly sent to Hell. After all, they are unbelievers. What bigger crime can a person commit than to doubt that Jesus was born of a virgin or doubt that?

What planet are these people living on if they think that unbelievers should be sent to Hell because they are unbelievers?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Countering Muslim Stereotypes

Muzzammil Hassan set up a Islamic TV station to counter sterotypes of Islam.

His wife asked him for a divorce, and he has now been charged with having killed and beheaded her.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Was Jesus a human being?

The Bishop of Durham, NT Wright, wrote a book called 'Galatians for Everyone'

Wright translates Galatians 1:1 as follows :-

Paul, an apostle.... (my apostleship doesn't derive from human sources!) Nor did it come through a human being. It came through Jesus the Messiah, and God the father who raised him from the dead.

Why was Paul so keen to stress that the resurrected Jesus was not a human being?

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Oxford University houses war mongers

War of the Worldviews

This is at Oxford University - an institution that you would think would disapprove of being associated with 'war'.

I wonder why atheists are 'militant', because of one mild bus poster, yet Christians routinely use military language , while proclaiming their Master is the Prince of Peace.

Can you imagine the outrcy from Christians if the 'New Atheists' declared that they were in a 'war' with religion, in the way that Oxford University is happy to house people who claim they are in a war with anybody who does not have a Christian worldview?

Nothing fails quite like prayer

God's mighty works in New Orleans

'It is still customary for the devout of New Orleans to pray before the statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor whenever a hurricane threatens New Orleans.'

William Lane Craig ducks the debate

Craig-Carrier debate

William Lane Craig ducked out of defending the reliability of the Gospels in a debate with a professional historian.

Instead, he is going to defend the resurrection, but ducked out of showing that the Gospel accounts of the resurrection are reliable.