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Polls Update

I am not sure how many of you noticed but at the top of the page you can click on “Polls Archive” to see what the poll results were. Most of the polls are still open but you have to go to the specific blog entry to be able to vote once it is no longer the most recent in the sidebar to the left. I thought I would bring you all up to date […]

Poll: WWJV – “What would Jesus vote” (or would he vote at all)?

I was reading this story from the Seattle Times (HT to Andy Crouch who is quoted in the story; and Eugene Cho) and it ends with this quote: Braun, the seminary student, said he’s not totally committed to any candidate yet. “I just keep thinking, if Jesus were alive now, he wouldn’t necessarily be voting Republican,” he said. Which made me wonder, would Jesus be a part of the electoral process? I am not sure. […]

Poll: Old and New

The results of the last poll are in: Is Geza Vermes the “greatest Jesus scholar of his generation”? No. He is an excellent scholar, but there are so many other outstanding scholars in the field it would be too much to declare him “the greatest.” (100%, 25 Votes) Yes, how can there be any doubt? (0%, 0 Votes) Total Voters: 25 So, a lot of agreement that Prof. Vermes is an excellent scholar, but not […]

Poll: Is it ethical to vote across party lines?

The results are in and Hillary Clinton won OH in a big way and TX by not so much. Earlier in the week Rush Limbaugh’s calls for Republicans to cross party lines, TX and OH are open primaries, and to vote for HRC made big news. He appeared on the O’Reilly Factor to explain his rationale. Texas is open. And I want Hillary to stay in this, Laura [Ingram, who was interviewing him]. This is […]

Poll Results: What is central to Christianity?

The poll is still running (just look to the left of this page), but I wanted to let folks know that the Bible is creeping up as the central item in my intentionally limited selection in the poll. What is central to Christianity? * Belief in the substance of the Nicene and Apostle’s creeds. (45%, 14 Votes) * The Bible. (42%, 13 Votes) * The Sermon on the Mount. (6%, 2 Votes) * Love one […]

Scientology Poll Update

Well, we have over 250 votes on this poll! My blog has never been so popular…and now I know why. “Project Chanology” has linked to the poll. Their goals: Project Chanology is a large scale plan to bring down the Church of Scientology in its present form. On January 16, 2008; Anonymous decided to spread the message that Scientology is a dangerous and suppressive organization. We are doing this for the ex-Scientologists dare not speak […]

Johnny Quest: In Search of Jesus!

Michael Barber of Singing in the Reign has revealed the answers to his “Guess the Author” contest. He then goes on to sum up nicely some of my thoughts regarding the so-called Jesus Quest. (Which always makes me think of Don Quixote for some reason.) As I continue to research, I grow more and more frustrated with the idea of a distinct “Third Quest” that is unlike previous approaches in being focused more on the […]