Southern Baptists, Racism, and Biblical Inerrancy

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While Southern Baptists believe that scripture is “truth without any mixture of error” it is obvious that Southern Baptists do not read the Bible without any mixture of error. Southern Baptists, along with everyone else, read the Bible as fallible, error-prone human beings who are about as likely to get things wrong as right. [Read more...]

The Misuse of Scripture (Southern Baptists seem to lead the way)

Our biases (and we all have them) influence how we appropriate Scripture for good or ill.
So why not apply Scripture with a bias toward love? [Read more...]

Is “Biblical Truth” all that matters?

Claiming that the Bible functions as the very foundation of truth — the “source of wisdom” — is nothing less than bibliolatry. [Read more...]

A Bible-based “hotline” that’s no help at all.

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Offering up excised Bible verses as emotional panaceas for real emotional problems is spiritually, psychologically and even physically dangerous. It’s sad that so many Christians keep doing it anyway. [Read more...]

Making sense of … well, God destroying the world

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The Bible tells us that one day God will destroy the world. Or does it? [Read more...]

The Spirit vs. the Letter: Biblicalism and Conscience

Imagine a contentious public issue, rending not only America, but American Christendom, in two. In this battle are two sides: one which maintains and asserts a literal, straightforward reading of the Bible to maintain its position, the other which argues that its side is supported by the spirit, even if sometimes not the letter, of [Read More...]


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