The Heresy Files

I’ve taken a number of my articles and converted them into PDFs (beginning with the most important ones, although I’ll try to add more as time permits), with footnotes instead of links in the paragraphs themselves, making it much easier to view the scriptural references as you read, which is useful for those who want… Continue reading The Heresy Files

God is still on Plan A

In my last article, I mentioned that those of us who hold to what is known as ”Concordant” theology believe God is 100% in control of absolutely everything, and that the “absolutely everything” He’s in control of includes evil and the suffering it can result in (since evil and suffering are a part of “absolutely… Continue reading God is still on Plan A

Unmerited suffering and God

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” — Anne Bradstreet As one learns more about “Concordant” theology, they’re often extremely surprised when they discover our theodicy, meaning what we believe when it comes to resolving “the… Continue reading Unmerited suffering and God

Modesty is the opposite of vanity, not of nudity

Most people, thanks to the bad influence of conservative Christians and other religious conservatives, believe that modesty means not revealing too much skin or the outline of one’s body, and that a modest girl or woman will not be too revealing when it comes to her body and clothing. The truth, however, is that a… Continue reading Modesty is the opposite of vanity, not of nudity

What the Bible really says about heaven, hell, judgement, death, evil, sin, and salvation

[If you’d prefer a printable version of this Bible study, with the scriptural references in footnotes rather than in links, you can find it here: PDF edition] IMPORTANT! READ THIS INTRODUCTION FIRST: As nearly everyone knows, one of the most popular doctrines within modern Christianity is the idea that anyone who doesn’t “get saved” before they… Continue reading What the Bible really says about heaven, hell, judgement, death, evil, sin, and salvation

An actually biblical TULIP

Believe it or not, I find that there is a little bit in Calvinism to agree with, particularly the fact that they believe everyone whose sins Christ died for will be saved. There are some points where we disagree, however, because Calvinists don’t understand that Christ died for everyone’s sins, so I thought I’d give… Continue reading An actually biblical TULIP