Category: Theology

Spiritual Life Update

Blessings upon you, friends. I hope you are all feeling peaceful and well. I thought that today I would share where I am standing spiritually after spending quite of lot of time reading the Qur’an and exploring the differences and similarities between Christianity and… Continue Reading “Spiritual Life Update”

Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 4: Lord of the Worlds)

Quran

There is an interesting phrase that occurs dozens of times in the Qur’an. The phrase, which is used when referring to God, is ‘Lord of the Worlds’. When I read the Qur’an for the first time, my immediate reaction to this interesting phrase was… Continue Reading “Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 4: Lord of the Worlds)”

Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 3: Life as a Game)

Man reading Qur'an

In this series of posts about the religion of Islam, I am sharing thoughts that have occurred to me while reading the Qur’an. Today, I’d like to refer to instances where the word ‘game’ is used in the Qur’an. This is of particular interest… Continue Reading “Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 3: Life as a Game)”

Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 2: The Alleged Divinity of Christ)

Stained Glass Window Jesus

I explained in a recent post that I feel the alleged divinity of Jesus Christ is the central issue of theology. This is especially true for Christians, of course, but it is also a crucial issue for Muslims, Jews, and other monotheists. In today’s… Continue Reading “Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 2: The Alleged Divinity of Christ)”

A Critique of Bart Ehrman’s Methodology as a ‘Historian’

Bart Ehrman in church

I was very excited to begin reading How Jesus Became God by Bart Ehrman, having recently read and reviewed another of his books, Misquoting Jesus. The latter book gave some very interesting insights into the transmission of the Christian sacred texts (i.e. how they… Continue Reading “A Critique of Bart Ehrman’s Methodology as a ‘Historian’”