How NOT to Read the Bible Part 2: Book or Library?

(if you'd like to see the other articles in this series, click here.) Normally when I write, I prefer to use the term “the scriptures” rather than “the Bible.” Both are appropriate, but they emphasize different things. “Bible” comes from the Greek word that means “book.” “The scriptures” just means writings. To be sure, God’s written … Continue reading How NOT to Read the Bible Part 2: Book or Library?

The Difficulty of Faithfulness: Beyond Tribalism

Being theologically faithful is difficult. Yes, we want to be faithful to what the scriptures teach us, but so often either we disagree on how to understand the scriptures or the issues we’re dealing with are not quite directly addressed by the scriptures. But this does not mean that these are not important issues. So, … Continue reading The Difficulty of Faithfulness: Beyond Tribalism