Unanchored

by Barrett Wolf

How We Believe, Faith and Self-Deception

How We Believe, Faith and Self-Deception by Barrett Wolf   People believe what they want to believe. Belief is often motivated by personal desire for safety, security, community, acceptance, peace or other personal drivers. Belief in something can begin with a sincere desire for understanding the truth. However, this can be a lengthy and difficult process. So, at some point…

New Testament Contradictions, Inaccuracies and Problems

New Testament Contradictions, Inaccuracies and Problems by Barrett Wolf   This is a working list of irreconcilable contradictions, historical inaccuracies, scientific problems, or authorship issues which undermine the doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy in the New Testament. It’s an ongoing work in progress. I welcome your thoughts, whether you agree or disagree. If you want to challenge some of these ideas…

Old Testament Contradictions, Inaccuracies and Problems

Old Testament Contradictions, Inaccuracies and Problems by Barrett Wolf   This is a working list of irreconcilable contradictions, historical inaccuracies, scientific problems, or authorship issues which undermine the doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy in the Old Testament. It’s an ongoing work in progress. I welcome your thoughts, whether you agree or disagree. If you want to challenge some of these ideas…

Since Childhood, I Have Had These Questions

Barrett Wolf’s Childhood Questions I remember as a child, sitting in a Sunday school in church. These are things that bothered me and that stayed with me: God told Abraham to kill Isaac. No way. I can’t accept it. Never have been able to. Judas hanged himself (Matthew) or fell headlong (Acts)…so the teacher would reconcile the contradiction with “Judas…

Slavery in the Bible

Slavery in the Bible by Barrett Wolf   Have you ever wondered how so many Americans could be involved in slave ownership and the slave trade before the emancipation proclamation? Oh wait! I know. Many of them were Bible believing Christians, who read the Bible and followed it. I wonder how the American story would have changed (and how many…

Sexism in the Bible

Sexism in the Bible by Barrett Wolf   “…all MEN are created equal.” I suppose the American founding fathers forgot to include women in their equality statement. Why are we still having to talk about this? The Bible was obviously written and edited by people who were not very socially aware. I love women…just for the record. Question: Is it possible…

Animal Sacrifice in the Bible

Animal Sacrifice in the Bible by Barrett Wolf   In our modern and sophisticated world, we have a nice organization called P.E.T.A., People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. I love animals, all of them. Based on my study of the Bible, I’ve concluded this about whether it would ever be possible for a PETA member to be a Christian:…

Human Sacrifice in the Bible

Human Sacrifice in the Bible by Barrett Wolf   Somewhere I read that Christians were better than everyone else because they believed in the “sanctity of life”. Ummm, really? Read below. Genesis 22:1-18. God tells Abraham to kill his son Isaac. Abraham obeys (of course it doesn’t really happen). Leviticus 27:28-29. If you “set apart” (devote) anything to the Lord,…