Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:00

Two odd little words: The LGBT issue, part 11

Two obscure Greek words whose uncertain translation renders use of them for "the LGBT issue" deeply problematic.

An interpretation of the Sodom (and Gibeah) stories, so fatefully destructive in forming historic Christian attitudes on the LGBT issue. 

How traditionalists on the LGBT issue connect the biblical dots, and how not to argue against them.

Taking biblical inspiration and authority seriously also requires humbly acknowledging a long history of Christian fights over “what the Bible says.”

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:42

Do you solemnly swear — on this Kindle?

An ambassador was recently sworn in with her hand on an e-reader instead of the Bible — a move some described as “very 21st century,” while pastors and theologians differed on its symbolic implications. 

Published in Culture

Being ranked high in Bible reading and devotion isn't as important as living the life Christ wants his followers to have, pastors down South and back East say.

Published in Social Issues

A recent American Bible Society poll shows the number of Bible skeptics now matches the number of its believers. But that just opens up more teaching opportunities, some Baptists say.

Published in Social Issues

A pastor and theology professor says the story of the woman caught in adultery isn’t part of the original Gospel of John and shouldn’t be preached in pulpits.

Published in Theology