Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Ahasuerus and Esther. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Ahasuerus and Vashti. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: The Levite’s Concubine. [Read more…]

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Smart people saying smart things about the Bible

Brian McLaren points out that Jesus was answering Thomas’ question, not ours; Kelly Nikondeha says Jesus expected us to notice why he was quoting Deuteronomy; and both Ari Kohen and Roland Martin look at the distortions that come from white evangelicals’ cherry-picking pretense of literalism. [Read more…]

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Here’s why ‘Year of Biblical Womanhood’ release scares the pants off of patriarchal Christians

Patriarchal Christians and the so-called “complementarian” male-supremacists of the Neo-Reformed movement are terrified of Rachel Held Evans. Evans’ new book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” releases today and, based on the reaction so far, those patriarchal Christians are right to be afraid. It seems the princes of patriarchy may no longer enjoy the enthusiastic support of their subjects. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Benjamin and the rape of Shiloh. [Read more…]

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Walls, women and an ongoing argument

“We are God’s children,” all Christians say. For some, that means we are exceptional and special, elect and uniquely blessed so that we will be given “the remnant of Edom” — the plunder taken from those others who are not God’s children. For some that means we have a calling and a commission — an exceptional obligation to invite and include “all other peoples.” [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Benjamin & Jabesh-gilead. [Read more…]

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