Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Estranged Notions: Jesus’ Birth and when Herod the Great *Really* Died

More recycling going on, with a post from last Christmas recycled to the front page.

The whole series of Jimmy Akin's posts on dating are discussed here: Dating Jesus' Birth.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Estranged Notions: Do the “Infancy Narratives” of Matthew and Luke Contradict Each Other?

This article from last Christmas has been recycled to the SN front page with today's date (but still has its original comment thread.

I responded to several of its points in the original EN posting, so I'm not opening a new comment thread for it at this time; use the original one.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Estranged Notions: Does the Bible Affirm the Existence of Mythical Creatures?

Today's post:

Does the Bible Affirm the Existence of Mythical Creatures?

Translation issues aside, the obvious answer is "yes" — angels and talking snakes come to mind as examples.

Decline and Fall of SN?

This is the third week in a row without the usual number of articles on SN — the beginning of the end? Or just saving up material for Christmas?

It's not like new material is easy to come by at this point, as the prevalence of the "oh no not again" tag shows.

This is the new open thread; the old one is full.