Solving the Census of Quirinius

The Census of Quirinius is not as hard as it seems. The problem comes from a modern view of an ancient taxing system. There was not a single meaning to the Greek word ἀπογράφεσθαι (apographesthai). This word can be any particular part of the taxation process in the Roman world, either assessing property values or actually levying a tax.

Immunity From Divine Judgment in Ancient Times

So, what do we learn? Seals, Eagles, and a particular type of tree are never struck by lightning. Also: Lightning does not descend more than five feet into the earth. Cool. Cool. Nice, but what relevance does this have today? Well, you’d be surprised…

Answering Theological Questions With a Perspective Change

The book of Hebrews gives the following description of Christ when it encourages us to have faith: Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that…

The First Amendment and “Company Towns”

Recently, we’ve seen a pattern of problems with internet companies. Things are not right. I don’t have to tell you what it is, but you know. Things get banned. People get demonetized. Posts get hidden. Ideologies get enforced. People’s right to speak gets curtailed. Most Americans want our rights to apply to the ACTUAL world…