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When was the Book of Daniel written?  This essay discusses the arguments for a 6th century dating versus a 2nd century dating of the Book of Daniel. This essay was published on 12-16-22.

Arguments for the existence of God:  In this essay I examine the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for the existence of God.  This essay was posted on 09-01-22.

A comprehensive examination of the abortion issue: This three part series discusses the issue of when life begins and whether it is murder to deliberately abort the life of a pre-born through a medical/pharmaceutical intervention.   This series was posted on 07-26-22.    

The Sons of God in Psalms 82 and Genesis 6: This two part series examines who the "gods" seen in Psalms 82 are and takes an in-depth look at who the sons of God are in Genesis 6. This series was posted on 04-06-22.

Did Enoch and Elijah not die: Many Christians believe this to be the case based on what is written about Enoch in Genesis 5 and Hebrews 11 and what is written about Elijah in 2nd Kings 2 and Hebrews 11.  This essay offers a comprehensive discussion of this issue and was posted on 12-22-21.

Creation/evolution debate. This fourteen part sermon series provides a systematic and comprehensive discussion of the dynamics involved in the evolution/creation debate with particular focus on origins.  This series was initially posted on 07-25-20 and added onto a number of times since.

What is the Church?  In this essay I discuss the origin of the word church and what church means for us as followers of Christ Jesus.  This essay was published on 06-18-20.

The Case for Universal Salvation: This is a five part series discussing the arguments for and against universal salvation. This series was posted on 04-08-20 and has been updated several times.

The Doctrine of Original Sin: This Three Part series discusses the common Christian belief that we are born sinners because of the sin committed in the Garden of Eden by Adam and Eve. This essay investigates the nature of death experienced by Adam and Eve when they sinned and how that relates to the kind of death we experience when we sin.  This essay was posited on 11-12-19.

The Laws of Clean and Unclean: This essay was expanded to a two part series and provides an extended discussion of whether Old Covenant Law regarding clean and unclean meats had to do with dietary health issues or only pertained to the ceremonial/holiness law designed to facilitate separation of Israel from the nations around them. This material was updated on 03-05-19.

What Law Is and What Law Ain't: Additional material was added to this essay on 09-12-18 expanding it from a Two Part to a Three Part series. This additional material includes an extensive discussion of The Law of Moses and its relationship to the transition from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant.

The Tongues Issue:  This is a five part series discussing the history of speaking in tongues from the time of the first century Church to the present.  This series was posted on November 20, 2017.

The Star Of Bethlehem:  This multipart series of essays was recently updated and expanded to include a review of the book entitled "The Great Christ Comet" and to address in greater depth what some believe is a disconnect between Matthew and Luke as to their reporting of events involving the visit of the Magi, the escape to Egypt and the return of Joseph, Mary and the Christ child to Nazareth.   

What is the Kingdom of God:   Parts Three, Four and Five were recently added to this series. Part three discusses the difference between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Christ. Parts Four and Five discuss the fourteen parables Jesus gave about what the Kingdom of God is like. 



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