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Really Recommended Posts 1/23/15- Creationism, Gender Jokes, and more!

postHere’s a set of awesome posts for your to peruse, dear readers. We have topics that range from all over the board, including some new details on the fragment of Mark’s Gospel that was found a few years ago, a difficult challenge for young earth creationism, discussion of gender based jokes, and a parenting challenge. Let me know what you think in the comments here, and be sure to let the authors of the articles know your thoughts as well! Thanks for reading.

Earliest Fragment of Mark’s Gospel Apparently Found– Scholars who argue that the Gospels couldn’t be earlier than 200AD have already been shown to be wrong by discoveries of fragments from earlier dates. Now, a fragment of Mark’s Gospel has been found which apparently dates to pre-90AD. Frankly, this exposes the fraudulent argument about how the Gospels were apparently written so late no one could have known about the events. If this is but an early fragment, how many other copies were there, and how much earlier was the original? Wintery Knight also sums up some information from various sites about the find in his post on some new details.

The Lost World of South American Ungulates: A YEC Ungulate Problem– Can the YEC paradigm adequately account for the diversity of species? It may be easy to simply hypothesize God built in adaptability, but when it comes to examination of individual species, does it succeed?

5 Reasons Not to Use Gender-Based Jokes in the Pulpit– Here’s a fascinating post and it really applies to more than simply “from the pulpit.” I’d suggest this applies just in general to gender jokes. A follow up post shares some thoughts that the readers of this first post responded with.

How to Get your Christian Parenting Priorities Right– What do you think of when asked what you want for your kids? Here’s a challenging post to rethink our parenting priorities for our kids.



About J.W. Wartick

J.W. Wartick is a Lutheran, feminist, Christ-follower. A Science Fiction snob, Bonhoeffer fan, Paleontology fanboy and RPG nerd.


5 thoughts on “Really Recommended Posts 1/23/15- Creationism, Gender Jokes, and more!

  1. Huh, this is the first I’ve ever heard mention of scholars arguing the Gospels couldn’t be older than the third century. I thought the scholarly consensus was that Mark was composed sometime just before or shortly after 70 CE, followed quickly (relatively) by Matthew and Luke, with John “clocking in” at around 100 CE. 200 would be late, indeed.

    Posted by Mike Poteet (@Bibliomike) | January 23, 2015, 9:26 AM
  2. Good post of links! I can’t wait for more further academic discussion with the latest find of Mark’s Gospel fragment. I also enjoyed the post on reasons not to joke about gender in the pulpit. I totally agree 100 percent.

    Posted by SLIMJIM | January 27, 2015, 1:32 AM


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