Posts by Doug Becker

Subscribe to the RSS Feed
  • Featured Posts
  • All Posts

The Historical Reality of the Elijah and Elisha Narratives

Here I call to light several different points in which archaeological discoveries come to bear on the biblical storyline surrounding Elijah and Elisha. ...

Keep Reading

Does the Bible Condone Slavery?

Does the Bible condone slavery? Eventually, every thinking Christian must confront this question. For one thing, if you read your Bible on a regular basis, it is only a matter of time before you will run into passages that speak quite frankly of it, such as the laws in Exodus that govern slave-master relationships. The New Testament too has passages such as Ephesians 6:5: ...

Keep Reading

Was the Resurrection of Jesus a Repackaged Pagan Myth?

Was the Resurrection of Jesus a Repackaged Pagan Myth? Mythicism and the Resurrection of Jesus The purpose of this brief essay is to confront the idea that the New Testament concept of the death and resurrection of Jesus was somehow borrowed or influenced by pagan religious traditions. The attempt to account for the origins of Christian beliefs in this way is often calle...

Keep Reading

2018 Lent Day 38

wk7-header

Betrayal is one of the most wicked forms of sin. It shatters the trust of someone who had placed their hope in you, hope in your kindness, friendship, and loyalty. Look how Judas betrays Jesus, with a kiss! He hides the murder in his heart behind a show of love. There is a callousness to betrayal, and uncaringness about the suffering of the one who is betrayed. It is one o...

Keep Reading

2018 Lent Day 39

wk7-header

Luke’s portrayal of Jesus’ crucifixion is profoundly heartbreaking. Jesus laments over the daughters of Jerusalem; He pleads forgiveness for those crucifying him, who offered him only ridicule and sour wine; and as He is hanging between two criminals at the place called The Skull, He opens paradise to the repentant thief hanging next to Him. The Gospel writer now tells...

Keep Reading
Subscribe