Category Archives: favorite blogs

And the main point of the Old Testament is . . .

Pete Enns is perhaps my favorite writer and blogger, and I am happy to share this article with you today. Pete says… I was taught in seminary and graduate school, as were many others of my generation and several before … Continue reading

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3 Misguided Claims of Attacks on Christmas (Reblog)

Jesus Without Baggage blog readers, Today’s post is a reblog of a very popular article from last year that deals with three misguided claims of attacks on Christmas that show up each year: 1. Appeals to put Christ back in Xmas … Continue reading

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Your Top 10 Favorite ‘Jesus Without Baggage’ Articles of 2016

Here are the top 10 Jesus without Baggage articles you made most popular last year. Most of them are from my series on sin early in the year. A couple are from 2013 but continue to make the top 10 every … Continue reading

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New Testament Writers were Inspired by Jesus–But were they Inerrant? rb

This is a presentation of one of my better earlier posts for new readers who did not see it when it was originally posted. It is completely rewritten and updated. ***** Last time, we discussed the nature of the Bible … Continue reading

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Is the Bible Inerrant? It is Not and Here’s Why – rb

Here is one of my better early Jesus without Baggage posts that most of you have not read. It is fully rewritten and updated: Much of the problem of baggage among those who believe in Jesus is due to an … Continue reading

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Have You Seen all the Earlier Posts on the Blog? Of Course Not!

I want to thank all my readers for helping my blog to grow so quickly—especially in this past year. When I began in January, 2013 I had no readers—no followers at all. In my first month I had 141 views … Continue reading

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The Best Blog Posts I Read in March-April 2016

Here is a list of some of the best blog posts I read in March-April that pertain to the themes of Jesus without Baggage. I hope you find a few articles here that are interesting and useful to you. If … Continue reading

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Is the God of the Old Testament Different from the Father of the New Testament?

This is a question many people ponder when comparing the portrait of God presented in the Old Testament to what Jesus tells us of God in the New Testament. Some believers make various excuses for God’s angry, violent, and vindictive … Continue reading

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The Best Blog Posts I Read in November-December

Here is a list of some of the best blog posts I read in November-October that pertain to the themes of Jesus without Baggage. I hope you find a few articles here that are interesting and useful to you. Have a … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Viewed Posts on Jesus Without Baggage in 2015

Here are the ten most popular posts among readers in 2015. Click on the titles to see the posts. I hope you find some you missed before or that you might enjoy a second time. 1. The God of the … Continue reading

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‘How to Follow Jesus’ is Revised and Improved

One of the features of Jesus without Baggage most dear to me is How to Follow Jesus. Its purpose is to explain how to follow him without the ritual, baggage, and burdens frequently promoted by believers. I have: rewritten the … Continue reading

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The Best Blog Posts I Read in October

Here is a list of some of the best blog posts I read in October that pertain to the themes of Jesus without Baggage. This month’s list is published a couple days early, but I will add any articles from the … Continue reading

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The Best Blog Posts I Read in September

Here is a list of some of the best blog posts I read in September that pertain to the themes of Jesus without Baggage. If it is well received I plan to repeat the list each month with the best posts … Continue reading

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This is the Anniversary of My Most Viral Blog Post Ever!

This time last year one of my posts, 6 Religious Beliefs that Cause Tremendous Harm, soared to become my most popular post of all time in only 13 days! It still stands as my  most viral post ever. It begins: In … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Most Viewed Posts on Jesus Without Baggage in 2014

My second year of blogging saw significantly increased viewing activity both in new posts and in posts from the first year. These are the ten most popular posts among readers in 2014. Click on the titles to see the posts. … Continue reading

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Valuable Posts from Other Bloggers 11-3-14

Here is a selection of blog posts I read recently that those interested in the major themes of Jesus without Baggage might like. I hope you enjoy them! Stephen Webster: Study – Belief in an angry God associated with variety … Continue reading

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Discovered Blog Posts about Religious Baggage 10-26-14

Here is a selection of blog posts I recently discovered that are consistent with the major themes of Jesus without Baggage: Loving the Father, ourselves, and others Escaping the burdens of harmful religious baggage I hope you enjoy them! ~Tim … Continue reading

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Why it’s (not) important what you believe

Originally posted on The Evangelical Liberal:
Writing this blog I get to interact with a lot of people with widely differing beliefs – ranging from straight-down-the-line evangelicals to deists, agnostics, atheists and even the occasional pagan, with pretty much every…

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Israeli And Palestinian Teens Sing About ‘Home’ Together

The Palestinian and Israeli members of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus both call the ancient city of Jerusalem their home. Despite the decades of conflict that divide their communities, the teen singers are forming strong bonds and actively working toward … Continue reading

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How Reading C. S. Lewis Changed My Mind About Hell

Originally posted on Sketches By Boze:
I’ve been thinking about the dangerous group I was once a part of and trying to understand how so many innocent Christian people could be tricked into following a predator. And the truth is,…

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