Disrespecting Scripture

When sharing a recent post on Facebook, I prefaced it with the words above, and thought it might be worth sharing them as a meme. I had young-earth creationists particularly in mind when I said this, but I think it applies more broadly. Those who most loudly and adamantly proclaim themselves the defenders the Bible, [Read More…]

Singing the Song of Songs

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Door to Door Existentialism

Click through to read the rest of this comic strip from Existential Comics. [Read more…]

An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

I was delighted to attend the screening of the new movie An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr story at Butler University this evening. The venue was packed! Daniel Meyer from the Center for Faith and Vacation introduced the event. Rev. Charles Allen from the Grace Unlimited campus ministry then spoke, talking about the values of [Read More…]

Redistributing Wealth the Biblical Way

This meme seems to overestimate the antiquity of the Biblical laws. But is it right nonetheless that this is the earliest example of wealth redistribution being legislated, even if the law turns out to be from the time of the monarchy or even post-exilic? The law that is being referred to is found in Deuteronomy [Read More…]

Finding What We’re Looking For

A Facebook friend’s father said the above in a conversation with a young-earth creationist, and fortunately was willing for their words to be shared. When we bring presuppositions to scripture we find what we look for. And those who claim they are literalists tend to do that. Creationists disrespect scripture when they seek to disprove reliable [Read More…]

Perfect Fear Casts Out Love

A recent PRRI survey has been making the news, and rightly so. As you can see from this chart, white Evangelicals have a persecution complex (or, if you prefer, a martyr complex): As the Episcopal Cafe highlighted, white Evangelical Protestant leaders are using fear and alarmism in an effort to drive people to faith. But the [Read More…]

Call for Submissions for Next Biblical Studies Carnival

Jonathan Robinson is hosting the next Biblical Studies Carnival. Please let him know about posts you’ve written, or posts you’ve liked on this blog, that you think ought to be included! [Read more…]

Alleluia (Echoes In Rain)

It was striking to listen to Enya’s latest album and to hear this stream of alleluias… [Read more…]

The Implications of Young-Earth Creationism

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