Understanding how the Biblical Text was originally written sheds light on how the anti-gay section of Romans 1 is not an argument made by Paul.
The trajectory argument is often used to discredit affirmations of LGBT inclusion. However, even using that lens in more rigorous ways, we see that LGBT inclusion is found using it.
Racism. Sexism. Homophobia. There is DEATH in that Pot, people of God. What are we to do about it? A short devotional about adding in–not just taking out–for justice-seekers.
As we seek to make peace with a Bible that has disturbing majority readings, we would do well to seek a minority report–a diversity of interpretations–to help inform what a passage means to us.
If knowledge has a half-life over time, we get more out of the Bible by treating it more as a tome of knowledge like Wikipedia and less as a tomb of knowledge like Encyclopædia Britannica.
Part 2 of last week’s post: what is “biblical marriage” anyway?
What’s the most important command in the Old Testament? Nope, not that one. Or that one either.
It’s not always nice to nitpick, but when it comes to the Bible, I feel a certain obligation. After all, my schooling was in the Bible, I use the Bible every day, so if not a resident theologian like myself, who will do the nitpicking? My nitpick addresses the release of the Common English Bible’s […]
2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 #CEBtour Matthew Paul Turner of Jesus Needs New PR has a rough story that just rips at my heart. A member of Mars Hill church was confronted about some of his actions by the MH leadership. And what follows is commonplace in rural fundamentalist Calvinistic churches…but I didn’t realize how intrinsic it […]
Sentiment Analysis of Biblical StoriesHere’s a bible-geeking out story for you. OpenBible.info has done a “sentiment analysis” of the Biblical record and posted an interesting graph about it (h/t O’Reilly). Here’s their methodology for you academic types: Sentiment analysis involves algorithmically determining if a piece of text is positive (“I like cheese”) or negative (“I hate […]