Author Archives: Candlewycke

Violence, self-defense, gun rights and the Bible


Nowhere in the Bible does it say not to defend yourself. First of all at least some of the apostles owns swords. And when Jesus tells Paul that those who live by the sword will die by the sword he … Continue reading

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Day’s of Vinegar. – The decline of American public virtue


I would point out one last thing, as it relates to your bad apple analogy. If you want to eat a fresh, crisp apple or make tasty apple juice then a bad spot ruins the flavor. But a bad apple … Continue reading

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Types of Evil


Moral evil – Is personal, it is a choice, it is disobedience to our true natures, and embrace of our corrupted natures. Moral evil is like rot on a wood, it requires something that should be healthy but is diseased … Continue reading

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Four simplified rules for biblical exegesis


When reading the Bible critically and arming ourselves to defend the faith we need to keep four things in mind… Does the text contain an ERROR? Define error. Does the text CONTRADICT itself? Define Contradiction. Does what the text claims represent an … Continue reading

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In pursuit of fulfillment


    A speech delivered by Tory S. Quinton Candlewycke Society for Biblical Studies Duration: 20 minutes Props: well bucket (maybe)   Who woke up this morning and thought to themselves, I don’t want to be happy? Right, almost no one … Continue reading

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Why context matters.


Atheists often use selected biblical texts to argue against the morality of the Bible.   But is this a form of honest exegesis or textual fraud? Imagine the following scenario, isolated in it’s context… It was a great parade, civic pride … Continue reading

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Easter on the job – When faith and work intersect


Yesterday was Easter. Pope John Paul, on speaking to an audience in Croatia in 1994 declared “Do not abandon yourself to despair. We are Easter people and Alleluia is our song.” The religious meaning here is obvious and not to … Continue reading

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