My appeal to complementarians – Stop telling me to calm down

I am getting a bit frustrated with my complementarian friends and their propensity to want to suggest that egalitarians are not respecting scripture. I have been in several debates and found that as soon as I raise a decent point they either claim that they are trying to be scriptural or that we need to [Read More...]

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...]


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