Unanchored

by Barrett Wolf

Biblical Nonsense

Things that defy logic and don’t make sense in the Bible

Why Does God’s Story Change in the Bible?

Why Does God’s Story Change in the Bible? by Barrett Wolf   Individual theologies of biblical characters appear to differ dramatically, (Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah, Daniel, Jesus, the Gospel writers, Paul, John)…but Christians make major attempts to harmonize and synchronize their thoughts about God, so the Bible seems (or feels) more congruent. They do this by calling it “progressive revelation”.…

Jesus Doesn’t Know Everything

Jesus Doesn’t Know Everything by Barrett Wolf   Deity of Jesus and Matthew 24:34-36. Throughout the Gospels, it seems Jesus believed that the “end” was imminent and soon. However, He didn’t know exactly. I have a difficult time with Jesus’ deity because of His lack of omniscience. Dare I say: Jesus was wrong? Or perhaps: those who wrote the Gospel…

Is Jesus Ever Coming Back?

Is Jesus Ever Coming Back? by Barrett Wolf   Any day now! John the Baptist (in addition to Jesus), and the followers believed that the end and the Kingdom of God/Heaven was “now” (at hand) and imminent. We’ve been waiting a very long time for the 2nd Coming, so long it feels delusional; almost as delusional as Jews still waiting…

The Quiet Resurrection of Jesus

The Quiet Resurrection of Jesus by Barrett Wolf   Why was the resurrection such a non-event? According to the Gospel stories, word would spread very fast about Jesus (pre-crucifixion), and huge crowds would gather within hours and days. In some instances, Jesus would travel by boat across the Sea of Galilee, and huge crowds would meet him upon his landing…

Trinity Nonsense

Trinity Nonsense by Barrett Wolf   It does not make sense to believe in the Triune God of the Bible. First of all, Trinity doesn’t add up. It’s just bad math. 3 = 1? No. Second, the development of the doctrine of the trinity is suspect to a complicated evolution among various Christian groups, which manifested hundreds of years after…

Submit to ALL Government?

Submit to ALL Government? by Barrett Wolf   I’m so glad the American Founding Fathers rejected certain commands in the Bible. Particularly, Romans 13:1-2 where Paul tells his readers (Roman Christians living under a tyranny) to submit to their governing authorities and because “there is no authority except from God…and whoever resists authority opposes the law of God.” All government…

Mind Control and Faith

Mind Control and Faith By Barrett Wolf   Organized religion (including Christianity) has been accused of trying to “control” people. Of course we’ve all heard “did God create man or did man create God (or many gods)?” And the reason some people offer for rejecting organized religion, is that religion attempts to control people, even people’s thoughts. Well, I’ll share…