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What Flat-Earthers Believe about the Sun, Moon, Stars, and the Space Program

When I was a child, we lived in Central Florida not too far from Cape Canaveral. On May 5, 1961 we were all marched out onto the school playground and looked to the east. Then we saw it! A very … Continue reading

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How Do Flat-Earthers Envision the Flat Earth?

Flat-earthers believe they know precisely how the continents are configured on a flat plane. And it is quite different from the way global-earthers envision the continents. Globalists understand the earth to be a sphere, of course, with the arctic to … Continue reading

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Why the ‘Vault of the Sky’ is so Important to Flat-Earthers

What is most distinctive about what flat-earthers believe is what the don’t believe. Flat-earthers do not believe the earth is a sphere (globe) but, rather, is flat. Some think the earth is flat and square following Revelation 7: And after … Continue reading

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I Was a Fifth-Grade Flat-Earther

As a child, I was a convinced flat-earther because of a lady in our fundamentalist church, and she believed it because of the Bible. Revelation 7 clearly says: And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four … Continue reading

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How Does One Explain the Crucifixion of Jesus to Young Children?

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
Recently, a reader asked an excellent question. This is our discussion, but I have not used their real name. Joe wrote: I’ve talked with you in the past. The other day, my 3 year…

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Inerrantists are My Brothers and Sisters in Jesus—Not My Enemies

I do not believe in biblical inerrancy. I think inerrancy is a very harmful belief, and I often demonstrate the errors of the assumption, or presupposition, of inerrancy. Of course, I get a lot of push-back from inerrantists and (though … Continue reading

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5 Common False Assumptions Inerrantists Make about Me as a Progressive Believer

Since I often challenge the concept of biblical inerrancy, I receive a lot of feedback from inerrantists. But often that feedback reveals false assumptions inerrantists make about me—assumptions that are sometimes the very opposite of what I believe. Here are … Continue reading

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