open letter to the apostle Paul from a concerned reader

Dear Paul, First of all, thank you for writing so much of the New Testament.  Thank you for also teaching inerrancy, not only of the Bible you have (the Old Testament) but of your own letters and those other parts of the New Testament that hadn’t even been written yet! The actual reason for my letter [Read More...]

the Bible is like clay to be molded around Jesus–(from The Bible Tells Me So)

More than any other writer of the New Testament, the apostle Paul transforms Israel’s story—beyond even where Jesus and the Gospel writers took it. A centerpiece of Paul’s letters is that the Good News of the Jewish messiah Jesus is for everyone, and by everyone he means Jews and Gentiles. Paul argued that Gentiles could [Read More...]

“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (1): me

Following on my last post, here is the first installment of a series–biblical scholars from evangelical backgrounds telling their stories about their “aha” moments that convinced them they needed to find different ways of handling the Bible than how they had been taught. In the last day I’ve already gotten 10 scholars who want to participate and [Read More...]

a long lost letter back to Paul from the Jewish Christians at Rome that I totally made up

If I could go back in time, I’d love to be a fly on the wall to hear how the Jewish believers in the church at Rome heard Paul’s words in his letter to them. (Actually, if I really could go back in time I’d first make a pit stop along the way so I [Read More...]

the apostle Paul’s clear inerrant teaching on government and why we don’t need to follow it

Is the Bible without error in all that it affirms or teaches? Many of us are no doubt familiar with this way of articulating inerrancy. Its advantage is that those things that are not affirmed or taught can be in “error,” at least error-like in that they don’t need to be obeyed–like the pessimistic theology [Read More...]


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