What is your favorite version of the Bible and why?

What is your favorite version of the Bible and why? I recently made a switch. For the past couple of years I’ve been very happy with “today’s new international version” because of several factors (and its new form in the NIV 2011). First, I always look for a gender inclusive translation as this is more [Read More...]

The “God” of the Gut – Animals, Faith, & Gluttony

Jesus fished with his disciples.  Jesus multiplied a few fish into enough to feed a village.  Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, fell into a trance in which God said: “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat” (Acts 10.13).  The New Testament stories about the present time, not only give permission to kill and eat animals, [Read More...]

The Artistic Imagination and the Word: Reflections from Jim LePage (Woodland Hills Church-Graphic Artist)

  At the beginning of every year, I think about what types of changes or growth I’d like to see in my life over the next 12 months. Nearly every year, “reading the Bible more” is at the top of that list. For a long time, I’ve believed that the Bible is filled with wisdom [Read More...]

The Biblical Narrative and Immigration Reform

photo © 2010 Fibonacci Blue | more info (via: Wylio)   In America, Christian attitudes towards issues involving politics could not be more polarized.  On one end of the spectrum is the paradigm of the religious right.  They believe in small government, except when it comes to national security / foreign policy issues.  On the [Read More...]


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