The Politicization of Doctrine – Why it Happens

In 1893, Charles Augustus Briggs, the well-known scholar of Hebrew who was responsible in part for the authoritative Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew-English Lexicon (BDB), was “defrocked” by his denomination for holding views of Scripture that differed from...

If You Believe in Tithing…

I haven’t believed that tithing (tenthing) is a Biblical requirement for Christians since the mid-seventies, when I studied the subject exhaustively. Further studies into the Hebraic background of tithing have subsequently confirmed and reinforced that earlier...

Things That Jesus Said Part I – Actions Speak Louder

“I yearn for the day,” writes Dennis Prager, “when Christians will emphasize ethical monotheism as the most important part of their commitment to Christianity,” (Think a Second Time, p.211). He’s got a point. How we live is vastly more important than what we...

The Bishop of Unbelief

Bishop John Spong, of Newark, NJ, has called, in his diocesan newsletter, for the Anglican (in the U.S., Episcopalian) Church to abandon most, if not all, of its traditional Christian doctrine. Spong rejects “theism” or belief in God. He says Christianity...