Is 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 an Interpolation?

Statement of Biases I see two major motivations at work in those who want to say this passage is an interpolation. That they are very much on opposite sides of the “spectrum” is curious.  There are those Christians who out of moral and theological motivations want to say that this passage is an interpolation becauseContinue reading “Is 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 an Interpolation?”

Richard Carrier vs Paul on the Lord’s Supper

Dr. Richard Carrier is the well known champion of Jesus Mythicism–the position that Jesus was originally conceived as a celestial being (by Paul), but only later become historicized by the Gospel authors and later Christians. As you can tell, a core tenant of Jesus Mythicism is that the letters of Paul do not attest toContinue reading “Richard Carrier vs Paul on the Lord’s Supper”

What the Bible Says About Hell

Life has been busy for the Clark household. I started a new job, my wife is pregnant (It’s a girl!), we just bought our first house, and on top of all of that I am in school. I bring this up to explain my absence on here, YouTube, and social media. I still haven’t evenContinue reading “What the Bible Says About Hell”

The Gospel Authors Knew Palestinian Geography

Talk to some skeptics, even skeptical scholars of the New Testament, and you will get the impression that the Gospels were written by non-eyewitnesses in distant lands by people who had never even met the historical Jesus. While there are a few ways to go about responding to someone like this, an interesting way toContinue reading “The Gospel Authors Knew Palestinian Geography”

What Biblical Books are Included in the Earliest Canonical Lists?

If you listen to some skeptics, you get the impression that the books of the Bible were chosen at some arbitrary church conference in the fourth century. I’ve even heard someone well-known say that Constantine chose the books of the Bible. In fact, all the books of the New Testament were being widely used byContinue reading “What Biblical Books are Included in the Earliest Canonical Lists?”

Love Your Enemies, Don’t Assume Their Motives (David French Response)

President Trump attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast once again this year, and plenty of evangelical voices have taken to the columns to give their opinions. I read two articles that gave their assessments, both were written by conservative evangelical Christians. One was written by David French titled “Will Somebody Please Hate My Enemies forContinue reading “Love Your Enemies, Don’t Assume Their Motives (David French Response)”

10 Proverbs to Improve Social Media

Social Media can often be a dumpster fire. Other times, it can be an amazing tool to connect with friends and family. No doubt, it brings out the worst in us at times. I’ve seen people (myself) say thing on social media they would never say in person. Here are some Proverbs that have aContinue reading “10 Proverbs to Improve Social Media”

Hell Under Fire: Introduction Response

As previously mentioned, I’ve begun my study of hell. Based on my understanding of Scripture, and especially the atonement, I feel inclined to believe that unbelievers will experience the finality of death as the punishment for their sin. That is to say, I am inclined towards conditionalism, as opposed to eternal torment, or universalism. ButContinue reading “Hell Under Fire: Introduction Response”

Stop Dismissing John’s Gospel

The Gospel of John is often criticized for being written later. It is likewise criticized for having differences with the Synoptic Gospels. Since the Gospel is said to have a higher christology than the synoptics, it is said the Gospel of John is a later legend. Here’s why none of these critiques are valid. StopContinue reading “Stop Dismissing John’s Gospel”

The Atonement and Rethinking Hell

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Date from Rethinking Hell on the Help Me Believe Podcast. Chris is a Reformed (Calvinist) theologian that holds to a conditionalist view of hell. This view, also known as annihilationism, holds that unbelievers will not spend eternity in eternal torment, but will cease to exist after theContinue reading “The Atonement and Rethinking Hell”