The Jefferson Bible: American Religion

I'm sure many have heard about the Jefferson Bible of the early 19th century.  This is the (in)famous edition of the NT that has all the miracles and supernatural events snipped out.  In his own words, Thomas Jefferson said "it is a paradigma of his [Jesus'] doctrines, made by cutting the texts out of the book and… Continue reading The Jefferson Bible: American Religion

Lazy Christian Minds?

 Here's a helpful section from Mike Horton's Gospel Commission.  "Lazy minds breed lazy hearts and hands.  The greatest threat to Christianity is never vigorous intellectual criticism but a creeping senility that transforms truths into feelings, public claims into private experiences, and facts into mere values.  Christianity is either true or false, but it is not… Continue reading Lazy Christian Minds?

A Christian Dealing With Doubts

 As I noted earlier, this one by Guinness has been the "book of the month" for me in many ways: God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of Doubt (Wheaton: Crossway, 1996).  As Christians, many of us have a tough time admitting that we have some doubts about the faith.  If… Continue reading A Christian Dealing With Doubts