Love history? You’ve come to the right place. These are answers from some of the nerdiest church history buffs on the planet!
Daniel Wallace :: The Gnostic Gospels
The Gnostic Gospels of Thomas, Mary, Phillip and Judas, are not part of the Bible because these writings fundamentally disagree with how God relates with the world, according to Dr. Daniel Wallace, one of the world’s leading experts in New Testament Greek and New Testament manuscripts. Gnosticism subscribes to the belief that all matter is equal and all non-matter, as in the spiritual realm, is good.
Darrell Bock :: Are the Gnostic Gospels reliable?
Gerry Breshears :: History of Charismatic Gifts 1
Gerry Breshears :: History of Charismatic Gifts 2
Luke Hendrix :: Why was Isaac chosen, not Ishmael?
Ken Wytsma :: In what way was Peter the “rock” on which the church is built?
Ken Wytsma :: Is Saturday the real Sabbath?
Ken Wytsma :: Nominalism and nature
Ken Wytsma :: Pilate, Jesus and the Cross
Ken Wytsma :: The elements of the Lord’s table
Ken Wytstma :: The need for grace and wisdom in applying theology
Ken Wytsma :: The problem of evil
Daniel Wallace :: Do Christians Baptize for the Dead?
Dr. Daniel Wallace, Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, answers a question at Redux on what is meant by a Pauline passage that references baptism for the dead.
Ken Wytsma :: At what age am I old enough to be baptized?
Ken Wytsma :: Should baptism be public or private?
Ken Wytsma :: Should I get baptized again if I was only baptized as an infant?
Ken Wytsma :: Understanding the Differences between Infant Baptism and Believer’s Baptism
Ken Wytsma :: What is important about baptism?
Ken Wytsma :: Who has the authority to baptize?
Ken Wytsma :: Why are we only baptized once but take communion over and over?
Daniel Wallace :: The Quest for the Historical Jesus
Dr. Daniel Wallace, one of the world’s leading experts in New Testament Greek and New Testament manuscripts, answers a question about Albert Schweitzer and the Quest for the Historical Jesus.
Darrell Bock :: Was Jesus incapable of sin or did he choose not to sin?
Gerry Breshears :: Did Jesus die to save me or to obey the Father?
Luke Hendrix :: How much did Jesus know?
Ed Underwood :: How did the Jesus Movement get sidetracked?
Ed Underwood :: On the Jesus Movement
Christianity & Other Religions
Ken Wytsma :: Is Christianity a copycat of other ancient religions?
Ken Wytsma, President of Kilns College and Founder of The Justice Conference talks about C.S. Lewis’ journey to Christ. C.S. Lewis went on a walk with Hugo Dyson and J.R.R. Tolkien, on which they discussed the similarity of Christianity with other ancient religions. “At the end of that walk, C.S. Lewis will say he went from being an atheist to a theist.”
Rick Gerhardt :: Why Redux?
Daniel Wallace :: The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Ken Wytsma :: Are there moral absolutes in the Christian faith?
Ken Wytsma :: Calvinism
Ken Wytsma :: Can other religions besides Christianity lead to happiness?
Ken Wytsma :: The Catholic view of transubstantiation
Ken Wytsma :: How does European Christianity differ from U.S. Christianity?
Ken Wytsma :: ‘Evangelist’ is a stick word
Ken Wytsma :: The Founding Fathers and Christianity
Ken Wytsma :: Lost Christianities
Ken Wytsma :: The role of the reformation in Christian pluralism
Ken Wytsma :: What is Agnosticism and how do we approach Agnostics?
Ken Wytsma :: What was the moment that separated Judaism and Christianity?
Ken Wytsma :: Why is there only one Catholic denomination?
Ken Wytsma’s Individualism series
Ken Wytsma :: Individualism Part I – A recent history of Individualism
Ken Wytsma :: Individualism Part II – What comes next?
Ken Wytsma :: Individualism Part III – Differences between Christians and Culture
Ken Wytsma :: Individualism Part IV – How do we correct it?
Ken Wytsma :: Are we obligated to take care of people outside the church?
Ken Wytsma, President of Kilns College and Founder of The Justice Conference, answers a question on Jesus’ passage about “the least of these” at Redux from someone who has relatives who believe Jesus’ teachings on love only have application for those inside the church.
Nicholas Wolterstorff :: Reconciling the injustices of the church in history
Ken Wytsma :: Has the U.S. church permanently lost its cultural role?
Ken Wytsma :: Membership and church discipline
Ken Wytsma :: The Council of Nicea and the Doctrine of the Trinity
Ken Wytsma :: The Emergent Church
Ken Wytsma :: What did the early church look like?
Ken Wytsma :: What is the Church of England?
Ken Wytsma :: When did the Reformation think the church had gotten off track?
Translating the Bible
Ken Wytsma :: The King James Version
“God didn’t drop an English, Shakespearean bible out of the sky; it was a translation from the original languages,” says Ken Wytsma, President of Kilns College and Founder of The Justice Conference, “and as a translation, you then need to be able to hold it against other translations and say: which is best?” Ancient manuscripts are the authoritative texts, not any English translation, King James or otherwise.
Clint Arnold :: The Revised Standard Version
Clint Arnold :: Who first translated portions of the Bible into English?
Clint Arnold :: Who was William Tyndale?
Daniel Wallace :: Future manuscript findings
Daniel Wallace :: Understanding the Canonicity of the Scripture
Ken Wytsma :: How much of the Bible has been lost in its translation into English?
Ken Wytsma :: Is praying a Sinner’s Prayer necessary for salvation?
Ken Wytsma, President of Kilns College and Founder of The Justice Conference, answers a question at Antioch and seeks to analyze how one comes to the Lord and how Altar Calls and the Sinner’s Prayer can sometimes be more of a man made creation and hindrance than a biblical pattern of salvation.
Rick Gerhardt :: Can we pray to Jesus and the Holy Spirit or only to God the Father?
Ken Wytsma :: A house of prayer for all nations
Ken Wytsma :: Are there times we shouldn’t pray?
Ken Wytsma :: Contemplative prayer
Ken Wytsma :: Does prayer change God’s will?
Ken Wytsma :: How do we pray about our calling?
Ken Wytsma’s Thoughts on Prayer series
Ken Wytsma :: Thoughts on Prayer Part I
Ken Wytsma :: Thoughts on Prayer Part II – Redeeming Prayer
Ken Wytsma :: Thoughts on Prayer Part III – The Inoculation Problem