Generational Theology: It’s What Jesus Invites Us To Let Go Of

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Why, when talking about theology, is there the tendency to fire off criticism and denounce the speaker without actually taking the time to dissect the issue, wrestle with the information, and arrive at an informed conclusion? Theology is one of the most difficult issues to talk about, because no matter what you say, someone’s going [Read More...]

You’ll Never Understand The Bible Until You Understand Jesus

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True story: nearly loosing my eye 14 years ago taught me how to better read and interpret the Bible. I was just moving into my condo in Tumon, Guam. I was so excited to move in– it had a beautiful balcony overlooking the Philippine Sea, was just a short walk from the beaches, and I [Read More...]

Permission to Ask The Hard Questions (Scripture for the 21st Century)

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Many individuals walking from conservative expressions of Christianity perhaps would walk away from Christianity entirely if they did not have a safe place to ask hard questions. We must continue to encourage and welcome the asking of these hard questions, and continue embracing a God who is big enough to handle it. [Read more...]

How To Completely Misuse The Bible In 5 Easy Steps

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Yes, the Bible can be a complex set of documents to understand, and is easily misused. However, I think if we’ll be conscious of these 5 ways we too often unintentionally misuse and misread the scriptures, we’ll find ourselves on a trajectory that might be more exciting than anything we had previously anticipated. [Read more...]

Genesis 1: It Doesn’t Have To Be True In Order To Still Be True

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It’s easy to get lost in the debate over the interpretation of Genesis 1, so a good starting point in this general discussion is to realize that some of the Old Testament stories don’t have to be true in order to still be true. [Read more...]

Literal or Metaphoric? (or are we asking the wrong question entirely?)

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While I love the debates on whether or not a particular passage in scripture is intended to be taken literally or metaphorically, lately I’ve been wondering if after all this time, we’re simply asking the wrong set of questions. Back in February I had the opportunity to attend the Justice Conference with one of my [Read More...]

Flipping the Pages Away from Jesus: why some parts of the Bible are more important than others

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People of any book are well adept at wielding their book in ways that are contextually convenient. We, are no different. The better we know the Bible, the more able we are to conveniently turn to one verse or another, ignoring verses which should carry more weight, in order to justify our positions. Somehow along [Read More...]


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