2-Minute Christianity

2-Minute Christianity is aimed at open-minded Christians who think that if Christianity is true, it can stand a little critique. Take off the training wheels with this approachable introduction to the debate about the truth of Christianity. Fifty short episodes introduce arguments for and against Christianity, the surprising things the Bible actually says, the plot holes in familiar stories, and the evolution of belief documented in the Bible itself. Find out what they didn’t teach you in Sunday school. With this video series you will become more knowledgeable about Christianity than most of the world’s Christians. You may find these ideas provocative or startling, but you won’t find them boring. If God wanted mindless faith, he wouldn’t have given you a mind. These are fifty big ideas every Christian should understand. Take the journey and see where it leads you.

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Thursday May 26, 2022

2-Minute Christianity is a project aimed at open-minded Christians who think that if Christianity is true, it can stand a little critique.

Monday May 30, 2022

Religion claims to answer life’s Big Questions, but look at a map of world religions. Buddhism has one set of answers, Islam another, and Christianity another. Religious answers vary by location. By contrast, there is no map of world science. A compelling new theory will peacefully sweep through the scientific academy in a couple of decades.
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Monday Jun 06, 2022

The Noah flood story works as mythology, not history. The ark would have been impossible to build, it couldn’t have held all the animals, the carnivores had nothing to eat, the flood would have killed the fish and plants, animals couldn’t have walked from distant regions to the Middle East and back again, and more.

Monday Jun 13, 2022

Saul Steinberg’s famous “View of the World from 9th Avenue” takes the same nearsighted view of the world as the Bible does. The Bible’s cartoonish view of the world makes sense coming from an Iron Age culture, not the omniscient creator of the universe.

Monday Jun 20, 2022

A first-century steam-powered toy invented in the Roman Empire could have started the Industrial Revolution, but it didn’t. Europe was soon largely controlled by Christianity, and yet there was no flowering of technical innovation. Nor a flowering of social improvement. The Industrial Revolution and the end of slavery were 1500 years away because Christianity had little interest in encouraging science and technology to improve society.

Monday Jun 27, 2022

The New Testament gives many ways Jesus healed—he expelled demons, he said that sickness comes from sin, he used potions and powerful words, and he cured by touch. Two things stand out: these healings were based on the folk medicine of the time, not science, and the amount of healing Jesus did was unimpressive. Modern medicine, based on science, heals much more than Jesus. 

Monday Oct 03, 2022

This popular Christian argument sees God in innate human desires: we hunger and there’s food; we thirst and there is water; we yearn for the supernatural so there must be God. But this is backwards. We don’t notice hunger and conclude that food exists; instead, animals need food, and evolution selects those that can find it.

Monday Oct 10, 2022

Psalm 22 is a popular place to see an Old Testament prophecy of Jesus, but the parallels with the gospels could easily have been added by New Testament authors. And when we read the entire psalm, we find passages with no parallels in the gospel story.

Monday Oct 17, 2022

The venerable Ontological Argument tries to imagine God into existence, but it fails on a number of points. Like many arguments, it’s effective because it’s perplexing, not because it’s correct.

Monday Oct 24, 2022

The Garden of Eden story is widely accepted as history, but it has plot holes. One moral infraction (before Adam and Eve even had moral knowledge) was hardly justification to punish all future generations. Surprisingly, the Bible agrees, but there goes any justification for Original Sin.

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