The Problem with “Church, Submit to Your Pastor”

I'll never forget it. A pastor I was served with (more like "worked for") was in a meeting with about two dozen very upset church members.  They weren't just upset, they were angry.  And for good reason.  He had made, in just a couple of months, more foolish decisions than most of us make in … Continue reading The Problem with “Church, Submit to Your Pastor”

I Befriended Bart Ehrman by Debating Him I’ve been blessed by my friendships with debate opponents, despite strong disagreements. Michael R. Licona| June 21, 2019   It was February 2008. I had committed to a public debate with the prominent agnostic New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman. He was an established scholar, an award-winning professor at … Continue reading

The Alarming Level of Biblical Illiteracy: Who Jesus Was, and Was Not

I teach and speak on this topic often. Sure, non-believers don't know a lot about the Bible. But, truth be told, neither do the majority of believers. It's heart-breaking. While the cursory reader of scripture envisions Jesus merely as a meek guy with great hair tenderly holding a lamb and visiting with children, the gospels … Continue reading The Alarming Level of Biblical Illiteracy: Who Jesus Was, and Was Not

Norman Geisler: He Didn’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist

Apologist Norman Geisler:  The Man Who Didn't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist Kate Shellnutt July 01, 2019 Just two months after his retirement from public ministry, evangelical theologian Norman Geisler died Monday at age 86. He had been hospitalized over the weekend after suffering a blood clot in his brain. Described as “a … Continue reading Norman Geisler: He Didn’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist