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Biblical Interpretation

Why does so much violence exist in the Old Testament if God is a loving god? There’s no easy answer, but one author attempts to show how belief in a good God is not incompatible with reading the Old Testament. […] Read More

Many churches are still hesitant to become inclusive communities with regard to LGBTQ persons. Repeatedly in Scripture, God’s people changed the rules in favor of love. If your church needs permission, Jesus has given you the keys. […] Read More

VP Mike Pence warned graduates they’d be ridiculed for defending the Bible’s teachings. By claiming “martyr status,” he is attempting to lay claim that his interpretation of Scripture is somehow canonized and infallible. […] Read More

People have used the Bible to defend slavery, bar women from ministry and rejecting acceptance of LGBTQ folks. Some may claim such views are biblical, but it doesn’t mean their Christian. We must read the Bible in context. […] Read More

On every baseball team there is always a kid who has a hard time judging fly balls. This is the guy who is so fixated on where the ball is that he never can figure out where the ball is going to be. So the coach puts him out in right field, where fewer balls […] Read More

Funny, isn’t it, how people pick and choose what to take literally about the Bible’s account of creation and the early days of humankind? Take Al Mohler’s recent comments in opposition to theistic evolution. “If we’re not all literally the descendants of Adam and Eve, then there’s no explanation of how Adam’s sin was imputed […] Read More

An Arab Baptist scholar told collegians in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday the 1948 establishment of Israel is “theologically insignificant” if the Bible is read from a Christ-centered, rather than a political and American fundamentalist, perspective. Martin Accad, academic dean at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon, challenged an overflow convocation crowd estimated at 350 […] Read More

Alabama State Representative Alvin Holmes is offering $5,000 to anyone who can show him in the Bible where it states that marriage is only between a man and a woman. The offer comes in response to the state legislature’s consideration of a ban on homosexual marriage. I am not sure what Rep. Holmes hopes to […] Read More

Barry Lynn unfairly lumped James Dobson and Jim Wallis together this week, asserting that both were pressuring politicians to make public policy decisions based on the Bible. “Religious advocates of all stripes are applying all kinds of pressure on politicians to start passing laws based on their interpretation of the Bible,” wrote Lynn, executive director […] Read More

Are you ready, kids? Whoooo lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! Absorbent and yellow and porous is he. SpongeBob SquarePants! But wait, this silly frolicking sponge is really a sexual pervert teaching our innocent children to be pro-homosexual–at least according to James Dobson of Focus on the Family. I always suspected there […] Read More