anyone can use the bible for anything

The bible as sanction.It can be used to support(sanction) our ideas, words and actions. It can be used to oppose(sanction) our ideas, words and actions.It is our hermeneutic that rules.(Have you heard of our online community The Lasting Supper? We talk about this kind of stuff in a non-confrontational environment.) … [Read more...]

God said it I believe it

You can by all kinds of my cartoons like this one, art and Sophias, originals and reproductions, in my online gallery!I had a funny thought last night. I'm painfully aware that many people don't find funny what I find funny. At least I thought it was funny. I thought: what if the early councils where they canonized books of the bible were the same as, say, our Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award? It was their way of saying, "Great book! In fact, we want to recommend this to everybody." … [Read more...]

Jesus has something to say about the Bible

Of course this is true.Just because something isn't factually or historically true, it doesn't mean it isn't truthfully true.True?(Hey! You know about my online community The Lasting Supper, don't you?) … [Read more...]

diagnosed with bible blindness

Jesus said, "You study the scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life." (John 5:39) He told them that they actually point to him. But they couldn't see that. He diagnosed them with bible blindness.He didn't always go around quoting scripture, although it was certainly embedded in what he was saying. Instead, he talked about food, flowers, birds, earth, wind and fire.Are we so captivated by our knowledge of scripture and our theology that we cannot see … [Read more...]

who’s in who’s image?

The number one commandment is against idolatry because it's our number one problem. And it begins in the mind. A thought of God is formed and we bow down before it and worship it.The word is not the thing. The thought is not the thing.Imagine that! … [Read more...]

the bible and magical thinking

What came first? The magical thinking or the bible? Do our minds crave magic and we use the bible to substantiate this? Or did the bible encourage us to start thinking magically?Actually it's not a very good question because the bible was written by men. Ancient men from ancient cultures where magic was just as much a part of the intellectual landscape as it is today, if not more so. No... actually I don't think any more so because we still think magically.True liberation from this … [Read more...]

God’s Bible

Someone might respond with, "The word of the Lord lasts forever" (1 Peter 1:25). But we all know that's not talking about the bible. It's talking about what is True. What is Reality.That-Which-We-Call-God doesn't have a favorite translation, doesn't use the red-letter edition, doesn't read it every day or any day.That-Which-We-Call-God doesn't have a bible.Which is why in the cartoon God is laughing his head off, along with all kinds of other reasons.Purchase my art, including cartoons, … [Read more...]

biblically fueled superiority

(*Several of my original cartoon drawings and prints are available, including this one! Email me if interested. Originals are $99 and prints are $25... plus shipping.)I know nakedpastor stirs things up. Intentionally! Just because arrogance is biblically fueled, it is still arrogance. Plain and simple.(Would you like to be a part of an online community that provides a safe, non-confrontational space for people from around the world to share their stories and ideas and to process their … [Read more...]

a fundamentalist

(*Several of my original cartoon drawings are available, as well as prints. Email me if interested.)What I think is really interesting about this cartoon is that many people believe this is the way it should be. … [Read more...]

how to be good biblical parents

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