When Did the Word Become Flesh in John 1:14?

As noted in the previous article on John 1:14, the Word became flesh—embodied itself—qualitatively within the person of Jesus. Don Hartley[1] stated that all mass terms take a qualitative force, including “flesh” in John 1:14: “John 1:14, for example, does not teach that the Logos became The Flesh or a flesh, but rather “flesh,” signifying […]

Adventures in Biblical Interpretation: Catholic Circular Reasoning

This is part four in a topical series: (1) “On papal infallibility and cognitive dissonance” (2) “Did Jesus Give Peter the Papacy” (3) “Sacred Tradition of the Old Testament” (4) “Catholic Circular Reasoning” (This article) (5) “The Keys to the Kingdom” (Coming) Today’s adventure in biblical interpretation is a bit different. Rather than looking at one […]

Adventures in Biblical Interpretation

The “Adventures in Biblical Interpretation” series is a set of articles that discuss various approaches to interpretation of the bible using specific examples. The focus of is usually on analyzing the arguments (or lack thereof) presented and looking for errors in reasoning. Many critics of religion have noted that there are a nearly endless number […]

Adventures in Biblical Interpretation: Incest and Polygyny

Today’s adventure in biblical interpretation is Leviticus 18:17-18. This was brought to my attention in a comment by Artisianal Toad, a proponent of polygyny. While you can read the comment quoted below, you can also read his full rationale on his blog. “Oh, did you notice that not only is there no prohibition of female […]