Check it Out: Around the World Wide Web

mary-and-jesusSome great articles are circulating around some apologetic sites you need to check out around the world wide web:

1. “Was Jesus Married to Mary Magdalene? Revisiting a Stubborn Conspiracy Theory” by Michael Kruger | Cannon Fodder, Nov 29, 2016

Michael Kruger exposes this “too good to get rid of conspiracy”: that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.

In 2003, Dan Brown’s best-selling fictional book The Da Vinci Code raised (again) the idea that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and that this fact had been cleverly suppressed by the church for thousands of years. Apparently it took a fictional author to uncover the “real” truth.

Brown was not the first to make such a claim, of course, but his book gave it new life.  At least for a while.  But, after a chorus of scholars showed the claim to be (again) without merit, the chatter about Mary Magdalene died down a bit.

But this particular mole will not go away.  Filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici wrote an article for the Huffington Post on this very topic entitled, “Jesus’ Marriage to Mary the Magdalene is Fact, not Fiction.

Some things just don’t stay dead.

2. “Rapid Response: “Evil Disproves the Existence of God” by J. Warner Wallace

As part of his “rapid response” series, Wallace asks you to imagine if someone said, “If God is both all-loving and all-powerful, why does He allow evil things to happen? Doesn’t the mere presence of evil disprove the existence of God?” How would you respond to such a claim? Here is a conversational example of how I recently replied.

3. “Getting Rid of the Myth of Religion” by Greg Koukl | Stand to Reason, Nov 30, 2016

Koukl describes the high price that is paid when one gets rid of the “myth” of religion.