Reasoned Judgment or a Judgmental Attitude?

What many associate with judgment is based on the common interpretation of Jesus in Matthew 7, when he said “Do not judge lest you also be judged”.  Unfortunately, they throw the baby out with the bathwater, and avoid using their critical thinking to make reasoned judgments.  I delve into what exactly reasoned judgment is, and how it is different from being judgmental.  If this is something that interests you, than […] Read more »

Should We Use the Bible to Measure Truth?

It is standard Christian teaching that when evaluating what somebody else says or writes, to judge it against Biblical scripture as the test of whether or not it is true; and anything that does not line up with their understanding of what they think the Bible is saying is therefore false. In this way, they have placed what the Bible says, and more importantly, what their interpretation of what the […] Read more »

The Reason for a Logical Jesus

Why has the use of logic become an antithesis of faith?  For what reason? When I was growing up as a Christian, I was taught that according to the Bible, Jesus was the “Word of God”, and that the “Word was God”, and that therefore “Jesus was God”.   I was taught this tradition based upon John 1:1 and John 1:14, which reads, As you can see from this next graphic, an […] Read more »

Honesty & the Truth

Honesty is merely the first step of truth, it is admitting that there is a problem that must be examined in the first place. If a person is dishonest about past behavior, then they are incapable of moving forward from this first phase, and remain firmly embedded in the lie of it. When honesty is not exercised, intuition is needed to determine if a lie is present, so that we […] Read more »

Jesus, Logic, & the Trivium

In speaking of Jesus, John 1:1 has this to say: “In the beginning, there was the word [logos], and the word [logos] was with God, and the word [logos] was God”. Logos is the Greek word for “logic”, but Christian theology has ignored this possible translation from their interpretations of logos, and their understanding of Jesus; that he might have been the embodiment of logical thinking. This verse could very well have been claiming that […] Read more »