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Did OT Men Treat Their Wives Like Property?

By Amy Hall Every once in a while, I’ll hear someone throw out the idea that men in the Old Testament treated their wives like property as if it’s an obvious, accepted fact. I’m not convinced it’s true. Granted, I’m sure there were some men who did, just as there…

Cathryn Buse on Dovetales

This show of Dovetales is all about educating you with our special guest author, Cathryn Buse. Cathryn became a Christian at a young age but when she went to school to become an engineer, her faith was challenged on a different level than what she was prepared to face. Through…

Classifications of undesigned coincidences

By Lydia McGrew In preparation for a project I hope to work on in probability theory, I have prepared a partial taxonomy of undesigned coincidences. In the nature of the case, this is not going to be a rigorous taxonomy such as a set of mutually exclusive and jointly exhaustive…

Great Intro to Apologetics and Philosophy

By Jean E. Jones A Shot of Faith (to the Head): Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists by Mitch Stokes: a witty intro to apologetics and philosophy “A Shot of Faith {to the Head} by Mitch Stokes Two moms of teenage boys toying with atheism asked…

Giving Reasons for Faith: Four Basic Resources

By Jean E. Jones Four resources for those just getting started in Christian apologetics–giving reasons for faith First Peter 3:15 tells us to always be “prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” But when you first start…

Abraham, Isaac & Child Sacrifice

By Jean E Jones This week the women’s Bible study at my church is reading about God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. This story distresses many Christians because they question how it could possibly be fair or right for God to ask this. Let’s take a look at…

Questions about the Women at the Resurrection

By Jean E. Jones Questions: Why did Mary Magdalene ask where Jesus’ body was when earlier an angel told her Jesus had arisen? Why do the gospel accounts differ as to which women went to the tomb and which saw Jesus alive? Several questions arose in my church’s women’s Bible…

Sins of the Fathers?

By Jean E. Jones Does God punish innocent children to the third and fourth generations for the sins of the fathers? Last week, someone asked several questions about children being punished for their parents’ wrongdoings, including whether events in Jewish history were examples of this and whether he should be concerned…

Did Joshua Cause Leap Years?

By Jean E. Jones This question came up in my summer Bible study on The Story: Did Joshua cause leap years by praying for the sun to stop? Christians naturally want to pass along any information that might influence agnostic friends to trust the Bible. That’s great when the details…
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