Apologetics

Hipster Christianity?

English: A picture of a modern day hipster

English: A picture of a modern day hipster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I saw a blogger post a Hipster Christianity quiz on Facebook.  What did I do?

Well, you KNOW I had to go ahead and take the quiz. – Do I qualify?

NO….

What? Thats right folks….It told me I was only moderately hip or something.  Can you believe those freakin guys? They said no….. Oh my…

As I was reading the questions I was tempted to take it again. I think I know now what the right answers would be to qualify me as a hipster, uh. religious dude.  Yeah…Thats me :) Well…. Maybe..

That blog is really  nice over there.  I tried to subscribe but it doesn’t seem to work. I know he’s at the top of Google for his term.  I’m guessing the blog is to promote his book.

Hey man, if you stumble  by this post you should get your feed working.  I’d follow it. But then maybe a hipster is not so much into the “social networking” kinda thing.

Wait? He’s on Facebook too! Check out more »

Caholicism, Protestantism, History and the Bible

The title page to the 1611 first edition of th...

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In honor of Fat Tuesday I thought I’d take a little study on Catholicism, Protestants. History and the Bible.

People go for many  years studying the Bible (sometime just  one version at that- KJV only )  Guess what?  – The Catholic Bible is NOT the same. It has all of the same books the protestant one  does, plus a few that the protestants took out..  Now what’s that about?

Then I heard that  Constantine ‘started’ Catholicism, uh….. that’s a newsflash.

I think folks may be  getting Constantinople and Constantine confused, Constantinople was a Roman Church hub in the early days. Sure, he was a big player in the Catholic Church, but he didn’t ‘begin’ it. And yes, these ‘books,’ (included) or rather, letters, were written before that time, along with scores of OTHER ones. Check out more »

How was the Bible Put Together? Catholics?

With my passion of the Bible and spirituality I have often wondered how the bible was put together..  With the permission of a close friend of mine I have taken the liberty to use some of her extensive research to consider this…  The Hip Opinion hopes you enjoy :)

Icon depicting the First Council of Nicaea.

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First let’s consider a few players in the drama…..

The Council of Nicene

The Council of Nicene was where the Emperor Constantine brought together a group of leaders and they decided ‘which’ letters and scrolls would be ‘the Bible’ and decided on the deity of Jesus. Around the year 400 or so.

The Council of Jerusalem

The Council of Jerusalem was an apostolic group that decided on the ‘rules’ of Christianity about 50 years after Jesus died, and THAT was the group that decided Gentiles could finally become Christians

Until then, even people who were Gentiles who ‘converted’ to Jesus’ way of thinking were then considered JEWISH. Yeah, several different sects, like Pharisees, Saducees and Essenes.  With me?

Its history right? Check out more »

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