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When "Many in Poll Expected Jesus' Return" Means Most Actually Didn't

Many in Poll Expected Jesus’ Return by 2050

That’s the headline offered today by the Christian Broadcasting Network. You’ll have to look at the little words below the headline to notice that the poll was actually carried out three years ago. And despite the CBN’s declaration that “future hope remains strong,” a quick look at [...]

Thanks for the Reminder

I received a helpful reminder in an e-mail message this afternoon:

Jesus

Jesus died over 2000 years ago. Nobody has ever referred to him as the late Jesus, Not even the heathens. Nowhere in history. Nowhere has He EVER been referred to in the past tense! He is the Living God!

97% OF YOU [...]

Congressional Prayer Caucus Rejects National Fig Week

The 53 members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus have acted in accordance with their professed Biblical values this year. Not one of them has introduced or supported any legislation to recognize National Fig Week, November 1-7. This is consistent behavior, considering the Biblical condemnation of figs by Jesus of Nazareth in Mark 11 and Matthew [...]

What C.S. Lewis and Lee Strobel Don’t Want to you to See

In his book The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel plays out a pantomime of skeptical inquiry, asking what he thinks to be “the hard questions” about the supposed divinity of the character Jesus Christ, smiling and nodding at Christian theologians’ pat answers, and asking you to smile and nod along with him on the path [...]

Strobel’s The Case for Christ: Inserting Conclusions into the Questions

A reader of Irregular Times recommended I read The Case For Christ by Christian apologist Lee Strobel. The book is so convincing, this reader informed me, that her rational mind could no longer deny the divinity of Jesus Christ, and was compelled by the logic and the evidence presented in the book to accept Jesus [...]

Strobel’s The Case for Christ: A Judgeless Trial in which One Side Presents

I’ve been told by a believer in the divinity of Jesus Christ that Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Christ was so compelling that it converted her to Christianity by its sheer rational force. I’ve committed to read the book cover-to-cover and evaluate it according to its rationality — that is, according to the quality [...]

Tea Party Nation Puts Exclusive Christianity on Display

What kind of a nation does the Tea Party Nation have in mind?

There’s a lot to admire about the gumption of actual grassroots Tea Party activists. I don’t share their exclusive definition of “defending the Constitution,” promoting an interpretation of the 10th Amendment that the Supreme Court rejected in the 1800s and pretty much [...]

It's Time to Lay Down My Burden

I’ve been carrying a burden, a deep burden my whole life. It’s heavy, this burden, but it’s always been there, like a really heavy second skin, so after a while I guess I didn’t notice it any more. In fact, I can’t remember when I stopped remembering it was there. I think I remember this [...]

It’s Time to Lay Down My Burden

I’ve been carrying a burden, a deep burden my whole life. It’s heavy, this burden, but it’s always been there, like a really heavy second skin, so after a while I guess I didn’t notice it any more. In fact, I can’t remember when I stopped remembering it was there. I think I remember this [...]

Palinism of the Day: Red-Haired Sasquatch for Jesus

“Looking at you I bet people are thinking they’re going to be interested in Jesus Christ through you because of the way you look: this red-headed Sasquatch for Jesus!”

— Sarah Palin, June 8 2008

Text Transcript of Sarah Palin's Speech of June 8, 2008 at Master's Commission of Wasilla, Alaska

The following is a text transcript of remarks made by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaking at the Master’s Commission in Wasilla, Alaska on June 8, 2008:

Oh, thank you so much for letting me be here! Thank you, Pastor. It was so cool growing up in this church, and getting saved here, getting baptised by [...]