How do Christians become Christians?
Religious Dogma

How do Christians become Christians?

One blogger I regularly read is Bruce Gerenscer who writes the blog The Way Forward.  Bruce is a former evangelical preacher. His posts are often commentary written from his unique perspective revisiting his former Christian doctrines from an atheist point of view.  My personal opinion of Bruce’s blog is that it offers very insightful reading for … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Doctrine of Penal Substitution
Religious Dogma / Rethinking Christianity

Thoughts on the Doctrine of Penal Substitution

Most Christians that I know pledge their faith within the doctrine of penal substitution. It basically teaches that Jesus willingly received Gods punishment for sin so that sinners could be saved by the virtue of Christ taking their place on the cross. This doctrine implies that God is so wrathful that he demands satisfaction before … Continue reading

Rethinking Christianity
Religious Dogma / Rethinking Christianity

Rethinking Christianity

Many of the posts I write are categorized in my blog category, “Rethinking Christianity”. These writings are due to my curiosity about how Christianity became the theology that it is and what would it have been if it had not be influenced by the Greeks (Hellenization), Paul (Pauline Christianity) and Constantine (pagan infusions). Would it … Continue reading

Was Jesus Really the Jewish Messiah?
Religious Dogma / Rethinking Christianity

Was Jesus Really the Jewish Messiah?

Christians believe that Jesus was the messiah promised by God to the Hebrew people. Because of being denied by his chosen people, as a sort of “well take that then”, salvation was offered to the gentiles. Judaism does not recognize Jesus as the coming messiah. According to Jewish scriptures the messiah will be a fully … Continue reading

Bones in the Tomb
Religious Dogma / Rethinking Christianity

Bones in the Tomb

The discovery of an ossuary in Jerusalem inscribed with the name of Jesus and other biblical names is to me a thought provoking find. It didn’t meet with much discussion here in the rural bible belt, mainly because southern Protestants regardless of their denominational affiliations are unshakable in the traditional Christian belief that Jesus was … Continue reading