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As anyone who pokes around the site knows, I do love the Da Vinci Code as a fictional piece; excellent thriller. I had a hard time putting it down even though I did not agree with it on a religious level. And as a side tangent, I am REALLY looking forward to the prequel of Angels & Demons that is coming out May 19, 2009! Angels & Demons was a better book than the Da Vinci in Becky and my opinions. But that is not what we are here to talk about is it!

Becky was reading another book that really sounded like Da Vinci Code and involved a hidden society, the bloodline of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene, of course all based loosely on what we are told is the Gospels of Mary. So the question is: What exactly is the Gospel of Mary? (more…)

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You defend God like you defend a lion — you get out of his way! God, it seems, has never had much trouble with his enemies — it’s his friends who give him fits….Bill McNabb in “The Last Temptation of Christians”

            I found that quote while preparing for this section on apologetics, and it goes very well with the Modern Faith article from yesterday. It may be odd to start a discussion on the defense of the Christian faith with a quote about not defending God, but that is not what I consider apologetics. While, yes, the American Heritage Dictionary defines “Apologetics” as

          a·pol·o·get·ics    (ə-pŏl’ə-jět’ĭks)
                 n.   (used with a sing. verb)
                 1.    The branch of theology that is concerned with defending
                         or proving the truth of Christian doctrines.
                 2.    Formal argumentation in defense of something, such as
                        a position or system.

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