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They Wanted an Ark, but Built a Tower

Answers in Genesis is an organization located in Kentucky. Among their features is what is termed a “creation museum” along with a replica of Noah’s ark from the Bible story found in Genesis. The biggest problem with the Ark of … Continue reading

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What Jesus’ Genealogies Mean For Modern Christians

Recently Jesus’ genealogies (Matthew 1 and Luke 3:23-38) came up in a discussion with some colleagues. Someone remarked, “Why talk about them? What do Jesus’ genealogies have to do with me as a modern Christian?” This fits a pattern you … Continue reading

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Rethinking “Jesus Alone”

If I walk into a church and the first thing I see is a coffee shop… I’m leaving. After I get my mocha of course. On a serious note, what is it about spirituality and a faith that connects with … Continue reading

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The Serpent in the Garden: A Closer Look

Whether one takes the story as a literal history of humankind or simply an interesting literary narrative and the product of ancient imagination, the story continually fascinates us in the modern world and its imagery has become instantly recognizable. Continue reading

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The Gospel of Mark: Multiple Endings, Easter, and an Empty Tomb

Of the four canonical Gospels in the Bible, the Gospel of Mark is, in my opinion, the most overlooked. Beyond Mark’s status as my personal favorite of the Gospels, this contention is highly unfortunate as it provides one of the … Continue reading

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Editorial: Creation, the Debate, Facebook, and Faith

What a busy time it has been indeed. First, I feel compelled to explain the title. After all, isn’t everything published on a privately run blog an editorial? While that is true, everything I publish here on “From the Desk … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes

   I wrote my first academic religion paper as a young, naïve college freshman ten years ago this semester. Of all the papers I have written through undergraduate, seminary, and graduate school, the topic of that very first, five page, … Continue reading

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