Einstein: God is Good at Math, but the Bible is “Pretty Childish” (and what I would say to him about that)

In yesterday’s Atlantic, a story appeared about a letter Albert Einstein wrote, now up for auction, wherein he expressed himself on his religious beliefs. To summarize: God as a super mind behind the universe, thumbs up; the Bible, well… not so much. The bidding started at $3,000,000 (or roughly what Alex Rodriguez makes hitting .133 in an [Read More...]

Are Christian Fundamentalists actually Polytheists?

I came across this quote recently from James A. Sanders, Old Testament scholar, translater and editor of the Psalm Scroll (Dead Sea Scrolls), and former professor (retired) from Claremont School of Theology Another form of idolatry or polytheism that has emerged in Western Christianity in reaction, in part, to Enlightenment study of the Bible, and [Read More...]

Guest Post: The Story’s Story

Today’s guest post is the second of two by J. R. Daniel Kirk, assistant professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary who blogs over at Storied Theology. Daniel is the author of Unlocking Romans and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? Here he continues his thoughts on why the Bible should be read as story, not a theological textbook–even if [Read More...]

Guest Post: Why Getting the Bible Right is Critical for Our Faith

Today’s post is by J. R. Daniel Kirk, assistant professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary who blogs over at Storied Theology. Daniel is very smart, as you can tell by the fact that he has two whole initials in front of his first name; one name cannot contain him. He has also written two majorly [Read More...]


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