The question is about as absurd as the picture.
This past Monday night I was coming back from a board meeting for our ministry and heard the host and his guest speculating wildly. They even gave credence that the wedding of Cana in Galilee was in fact the wedding of Jesus!
Speculation is fun. Speculation allows us to avoid the clear and many times hard edges of revelation’s claims.
The man in the picture is Dr. Charles Murray. Murray writes things that make people think. I certainly don’t agree with what he said in his blockbuster book, The Bell Curve, but I wouldn’t keep our sons from hearing him. They are both college students at the University of Texas. I expect them to hear the full range of views and opinions. Unfortunately, there are some Christians who prefer to hunker down in their fortresses:
My computer diagnostics tells me there is traffic to this site from the Ukraine. Whether this is spam or legitimate readers, is impossible to know. If it is the latter, I would love to hear what your perspective is on what is going on in the Ukraine.
The man in the picture is biblical scholar and agnostic, Bart Ehrman. His story of leaving the Christian faith is well-known. His books are widely read and vigorously debated.
In my own correspondence with Ehrman I found him quite candid about doubt. He admitted that how one chooses to look at the evidence for the Bible’s reliability greatly influences what conclusion one comes to. For one scholar who came to a wholly different conclusion than Ehrman:
According to the Haggadah (the book which gives the order of the Passover seder), the four most beautiful women (character and physical looks) were: Sarah, Esther, Abigail, and Rahab. Interesting to see who is here and who is omitted.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin recently announced they are “consciously uncoupling.”
Apart from the euphemism for divorce, my wife had an interesting insight. The word couple, though used by many of us Christians, is not a great word for depicting marriage. Sure we are still two persons coming together, but Christians hold to the union of one flesh. The word couple focuses too much to two distinct persons.
Important truth in this three minute video!
The year is 1939. Incoming freshmen at Princeton are asked to rank the “greatest living person.” Einstein comes in second and Hitler is listed first!
(Darrin M. McMahon, Divine Fury: A History of Genius, p. 226)