Kill ‘Em All?

April 27th, 2015
syringe, death penalty, religion, church, Bible, execution

For many years, lethal injection has been the preferred method of state-sanctioned executions in America’s prisons, but that may not be true for long. The ethics of lethal injection have been called into question multiple times in the past decade … Continue reading

What is the Gospel?

February 24th, 2015
The Gospel of Jesus Christ

“By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you.” – 1 Corinthians 15:2 What is the Gospel? Most of us have a general idea of what the gospel is, but for the … Continue reading

Books of the Bible: Leviticus

November 2nd, 2014

  The third book of the Bible, Leviticus, picks up where Exodus left off. Exodus ends with instructions on how to set up the tabernacle, and Leviticus lays out the laws and regulations for worship within it. Some of these … Continue reading

Was Jesus Christ Really Crucified?

May 14th, 2014
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Just a few days ago, an ancient Bible that suggests Jesus Christ was not crucified captured the public’s attention once again when it was installed in a museum in Turkey. The 1,500-year-old tome, written in Aramaic, purportedly contains the Gospel … Continue reading

Hobby Lobby President Pushes Public School Bible Course

April 28th, 2014
Bible as school textbook

Should public high schools teach classes using Bible-based curricula? Steve Green, the president of craft store chain Hobby Lobby, seems to think so. Green’s company recently gained notoriety for denying contraception coverage to its employees on the basis of religious … Continue reading

The Growth of Bible Skepticism in America

April 14th, 2014
Bible, ulc, universal life church, christianity

“For the Bible tells me so”. Most Christians in America probably remember singing these very words as children in Sunday school. It is a simple proclamation that if the “Good Book” says so, you can be sure it is true. … Continue reading

Noah’s Ark: Moral Lesson, or Barbaric Myth?

March 17th, 2014
noah sacrifice

Many of us remember learning about the story of Noah’s Ark in Sunday school. Most likely, we learned from our parents and Sunday school teachers about God’s overflowing capacity for redemption and forgiveness. Now that Hollywood is giving its take … Continue reading

Is The Bible a Work of Fiction?

November 25th, 2013
bible, christianity, ulc

How would you categorize the Bible? Warehouse wholesaler Costco has been criticized by devout Christians in recent days for labeling copies of the holy book as “fiction”. The company has since apologized for what they call an unfortunate error, but … Continue reading

New Series Explores Secrets of the Bible

November 15th, 2013
Bible, universal life church, interfaith

The History channel no longer hides the fact that it has done away with history programming in favor of programming on religion and conspiracy theories as well as reality television, earning criticism from scientists, scholars, and skeptics. Earlier this year … Continue reading

Bullies, Bibles, and Double Standards

November 11th, 2013

What happens when a high school student rips out pages of the Bible to protest school bullying? Apparently, he gets expelled. This is precisely what happened to 18 year-old Isaiah Smith of Birdville High School, in the Fort Worth, Texas, … Continue reading