Blue Parakeet’s New Arrival

Nope, not the one in the backyard or on our feeder. Instead, I’m happy to announce — and have been asked to announce — that The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible is now in paperback. For about a year it has been available only in clothbound in the USA (though in paper [Read More...]

A Christmas Pledge to Courtesy

Gina Dalfonzo has an excellent piece at CT on the need to resurrect courtesy as a defining virtue. I want us all to join in on the Jesus Creed pledge this Christmas to double our efforts to be courteous. This September, in response to a rash of teen suicides, columnist Dan Savage created the “It Gets [Read More...]

Discrimination? (RJS)

We will take a brief break from consideration of Denis O. Lamoureux’s book Evolutionary Creation returning to Ch 5 next week. A couple of people forwarded an article to me – published in a number of papers last Friday: Scientist Alleges Religious Discrimination. Just a teaser here – read the whole article by following the [Read More...]

Is God a Moral Monster? 6

I’ve never taught Leviticus when students weren’t at least curious about the Old Testament food laws? The big questions are “Why?” or “What’s this stuff about?” Paul Copan, in Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God, examines food laws. Do you observe the food laws of the Old Testament? Do [Read More...]


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