11 Bible Verses That Turn Christians Into Atheists

When I asked her why she became an atheist, she said, “I started reading the Bible.” [Read more…]

Why biblical inerrancy simply makes no sense

The reason biblical inerrancy simply makes no sense is this: It’s simply not true to human and universal reality. [Read more…]

Lessons from Jesus on how to apply scripture (part 2)

What guided Jesus’s process of sorting through the inconsistencies, contradictions, different perspectives, and theological views in his Hebrew traditions and scriptures to discover and discern God’s will for his life and for the world? [Read more…]

Lessons from Jesus on how to apply scripture (part 1)

What can Jesus teach us about appropriating scripture for the purpose of discovering and fulfilling God’s will today? [Read more…]

Why Bible believers are not really Bible believers

A good number of evangelical Christians self-identify as Bible believers. It’s a peculiar way for a Christian to self-identify when you think about it. [Read more…]

Is The Bible Lying?

Though the original comment is ostensibly a response to the (blasphemous!) idea that the Bible does not actually condemn homosexuality, and though it lacks a developed argument, it’s a fine example of the sort of mindset that drives many conservative Christians, especially regarding contentious moral issues. [Read more…]

Bible Test for Syrian Refugees

Surely, it is quite easy to establish whether someone is a Christian or not. Just ask Presidential candidate Jeb Bush. I mean, there are ways. One of those ways should be for all Syrian refugees who want to enter the United States to take a rigorous test of their faith and their understanding of Scripture. [Read more…]

The Punctuation Mark That Might Change How You Read Romans

One of our all-time most viewed posts on the UC blog is Don Burrows’ “Romans 1:26-27: A Clobber Passage That Should Lose Its Wallop.” Drawing upon the work of Calvin Porter, Burrows argues that Romans 1:18-32 is best understood as “boilerplate, Hellenistic Jewish material that attacks the Gentiles.” [Read more…]


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