Monthly Archives: January 2018

Confusion regarding the canonical text

A biblical canon or canon of scripture is a set of texts (or ‘books’) which a particular religious community regards as authoritative scripture. The English word “canon” comes from the Greek κανών, meaning ‘rule’ or ‘measuring stick’. (source) A recent video presentation … Continue reading

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Nazis, fascists, and racists! Oh my!

Jim Jones used Nazis, fascists, racists, and the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) to frighten his mostly black Peoples Temple followers, who were eventually forced to listen to his loudspeaker fear-based propaganda 24 hours a day (not that unlike our 24 … Continue reading

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“Who can say exactly what in the Bible pertains to doctrine?”

Here are two (2) good questions to ask those who say the removal of certain words and passages from the New Testament, due to the influence of modern textual criticism upon modern English translations, has never affected doctrine: “Who can … Continue reading

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LA police pursuits as entertainment

What would Neil Postman say? The entertainment media aspect of police pursuits, in Los Angeles (as recognized in the video from The New Yorker below) is worth taking note of…

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