Hurtado and Ehrman Suggest Miracles Aided Early Christianity’s Success

In his book, Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World Larry Hurtado suggested that miracles in early Christianity contributed to the faith's success and subsequent growth. Nevertheless, Hurtado only mentions such while also highlighting how such wasn't uncommon in antiquity. I have written more about Hurtado's point derived from his book and an … Continue reading Hurtado and Ehrman Suggest Miracles Aided Early Christianity’s Success

Field Arms Training Simulator and Guns in Schools

With recent school shootings, both in Marshall County and Florida, several have called for select teachers to be armed in schools to better protect the student body. Even Kentucky lawmakers are sponsoring a bill to this end (here). While this may be a good move, it can also be hazardous. Last Tuesday I was with … Continue reading Field Arms Training Simulator and Guns in Schools

Complain, Cry Out, Let God Hear

Most of us have always been taught to put on a brave face. We’re told that we ought not distress others by our grief, but be their sources of strength. If we shall grieve, let us do it privately. We’ve very much inherited the Edwardian notion of the British stiff upper lip when heartbreak comes … Continue reading Complain, Cry Out, Let God Hear