Friday, July 12, 2013

Half-Year In Review: Best Posts So Far

This year on RebootChristianity, I've written 89 posts spread across the first half of the year. With that many and vacations, etc., you might have missed a few. So I looked through and picked out the five which I felt were the best, most important things to learn from RebootChristianity so far in 2013.

So if you have missed a few posts and would like a little reading, check out one or more of the following--and feel free to share with friends who need an introduction to what we teach here.

The IFF principle of Biblical interpretation
Probably the most "foundational" post if you want to understand where I'm coming from: it serves as a building block for so many others. The key point is to ask yourself, "Is the Bible true if and only if my interpretation is true?" When the answer is 'no' then you need to give grace to others. This is a great way to keep your "Biblical plumb" and make sure you are not adding to the words God gave us.

No, God did not intend that rape
An article about suffering, and the all-too-common claim that God's providence includes the desire for miscarriages, rape, and other atrocities in order for His "perfect will" to come about.

Was Paul the inventor of Christianity?
Answering a very common skeptical claim that Jesus and Paul preached different Christianities. Also touches on Acts 15, which is a very important passage toward understanding how the Mosaic Law applies today (and thus is valuable in the discussion about homosexual marriage).

Judaism and Christianity:  Two Trees or One?
A debate about whether Christianity replaces Judaism or rather is an outgrowth of it. An important discussion that, along with the Paul post above, helps clarify much of the New Testament and the Old for us Gentiles.

Jeremiah 29:11 and the Myth of the One
A discussion of the misuse of Jeremiah 29:11--read using the IFF principle above, we see that it is often twisted into a false theology. This one builds upon both the IFF principle and the "rape" article above.


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