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What do Christians & witch doctors have in common?

Thomas Farrar, previously a Christadelphian, not only believes in a literal supernatural satan and demons, but also believes in the efficacy and value of traditional African witch doctors. In this correspondence with a Christadelphian, Thomas explains the reason for his position. Furthermore, by denying the existence of spirits Christian missionaries risk portraying their Lord as impotent compared to heathen magicians. […] 

The Historical Jesus: Recommended Reading

Abstract With the rise of interest in studies of the historical Jesus and the increasing presence of mythicism on the internet, Bible believers are advised to be well informed on the subject of Jesus historicity. This article provides a balanced reading list of resources presenting the evidence for Jesus’ historicity and the authenticity of the Jesus tradition, and addressing mythicist […] 

Living On the Edge: a book for doubting Christians

Living On the Edge: a book for doubting Christians Today Christians in the Western world are typically living in a post-Christian society. Christian beliefs are met with skepticism, and people see little reason to believe. Christians are confronted with daily challenges to their faith, and often struggle to understand the relevance of Christianity to modern life. Professional surveys indicate the following reasons why young Christians lose their […] 

Genocide or Hyperbole? Another look at the Conquest Narrative in Joshua – 3

Genocide or Hyperbole? Another look at the Conquest Narrative in Joshua – 3 The example of hyperbolic numbers of battle casualties employed to glorify the king / deity is closely related to the idea of hyperbole posited to give context to Joshua 10 and 11. Flannagan continues: Some examples will illustrate this. The Merneptah Stele states “Yanoam was made nonexistent; […]