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Relics in the Altar: Where is That in the Bible?

2017-11-28T10:28:57-04:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

When they come across a Catholic custom they do not like or do not understand, Protestant Christians are likely to challenge Catholics with "Where is that in the Bible??" One of the Catholic customs most dislike is the veneration of relics. In every consecrated Catholic altar, for example, there are placed relics of the saints. Our [...]

Commentaries Ancient and Modern

2017-09-26T18:44:14-04:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Theology and Bible Study|Tags: , , |

Yesterday I did something I rarely do: I threw away some books. The three books were Bible commentaries on the gospels by English Protestant scholars. G.B.Caird’s commentary on St Luke went in the trash along with J.C.Fenton’s commentary on St Matthew’s gospel and D.E.Nineham’s work on St Mark. “Why throw away some perfectly good books?” you [...]

Are the Gospels Historical? Part 2

2017-09-26T18:57:23-04:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Theology and Bible Study|Tags: , |

It is easy to exchange convinced assertions: "The gospels are 100% God's holy Word and every bit is historically accurate!" or "The gospels are fairy tales!" However there is a discipline called "Biblical scholarship" in which scholars do some very interesting work determining just which parts of the gospels they think are reliable and which they [...]

Are the Gospels Historical?

2017-09-26T18:51:57-04:00September 24th, 2017|Categories: Theology and Bible Study|Tags: , |

Anyone who wishes to engage in a thoughtful and intelligent exploration of the Christian faith will have to ask whether the gospels are historically reliable. Can we believe that the stories in the gospels are a true and accurate account of the life of Jesus of Nazareth? In answering this question the first thing to understand [...]

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