No, We Are NOT Marcionites

The charge of Marcionism is often leveled toward anyone who says that God is just like Jesus, who rejects the violence depicted in the Old Testament, and who insists that Christianity is centered on the ideas of peace and reconciliation. [Read more…]

How to Cherry-Pick the Bible

So, how did Jesus read the “Bible?” Well, he cherry-picked it. Gasp! It’s okay though, so did Paul. Double gasp! That’s okay too because there’s a pattern, which I am going to show you now. [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.

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…]