“For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.” We have a big problem in Christianity today and it’s just what the prophets and apostles in the Bible said would happen. We are surrounded on … Continue reading A Layman’s Guide To False Preachers and Teachers – Part 2
Christians around the world are claiming that angels speak to them (video example at the end of this article). Those claims raise several questions: Are these claims real? If real, how can we know that these encounters are really with angels? Are these angels good or … Continue reading When Angels Speak (Part 1)
Many churches still have a tradition of giving people a Bible when they become Christians. How about also giving them a copy of A Layman’s Guide to False Preachers and Teachers? You didn’t know there was such a guide? There is and you can get your … Continue reading A Layman’s Guide To False Preachers and Teachers – Part 1
We have looked at the HOW and WHY of street epistemology in previous reports and are currently looking their tactics. You can click here to read a basic report before reading further. It is an introduction to basic tactics, so that’s a good place to start. This second part … Continue reading Street Epistemology: Basic Tactics, Part Two
In our previous reports about street epistemology we’ve looked at their purpose, goals and strategy – that’s the WHY issue. We move now to their tactics – HOW they do what they do.
What is the purpose of “street epistemology”? Atheist author and blogger Sam Harris asked that question of the man who created street epistemology – Peter Boghossian (https://www.samharris.org/blog/item/street-epistemology) Sam Harris: “What was your goal in writing A Manual for Creating Atheists?” Peter Boghossian: “My primary … Continue reading Street Epistemology: Basic Strategy
In the last part of our report, we looked at the founder of The Jesus Seminar and Westar Institute, Robert Funk. He was a leader in the new “quest” for the historical Jesus until his death in 2005.
Westar Institute’s “mission” statement claims that the organization “is dedicated to fostering and communicating the results of cutting-edge scholarship on the history and evolution of the Christian tradition, thereby raising the level of public discourse about questions that matter in society and culture.”
Question: how “cutting-edge” is Westar’s scholarship?