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What is the Bible, and How Should We Read It?

What is the Bible? And, as Christians, how should we read it? These questions lurk in the background of every single hot-button, emotionally charged, divisive issue Christians wrestle with today, from homosexuality to human evolution. The reasons for differences of opinion among … Continue reading

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Seeing God Face to Face

Seeking God’s Face “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!” Your face, O Lord, do I seek. There are many ways to think about Christian spirituality, but these words from Psalm 27 do a pretty good job of summing it all … Continue reading

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What did Og ever do to you?

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On Not Throwing the Theological Baby Out with the Bathwater

I’ve been reflecting recently on my faith journey, in particular on the “stuff I believe” side of things. I think that journey could be summed up this way: continually sifting through it all, sorting out the essentials, casting off the … Continue reading

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Can We Read the Bible Devotionally? Should We Even Try?

I received an email from a church member last night. In it he asks a question that I’ve received in different forms many times in my career as a professor and pastor, so I thought it would be worth posting … Continue reading

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Taking the Bible Seriously

“The Bible is clear on this. You’re not taking the Bible seriously.” I raised an eyebrow at him. It was about ten years ago, and the man had come to see me with questions about my view on women’s roles … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible, Following Jesus – Part Three: The Author Enters the Story

As Christians we are not called to be “biblical” but to be Christlike; we are called to be followers of Jesus, not followers of the Bible. But the Bible is clearly important, even necessary, for us to be good followers … Continue reading

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