This morning I was reading part of Moses’ long recap/sermon/sometimes-amusingly-passive-aggressive-rant that is the book of Deuteronomy. The part where he’s recapping how he was getting the Ten Commandments directly from the hand of God on top of a mountain while meanwhile the people at the bottom of the mountain were already breaking at least theContinue reading “Pay No Attention to the Stubbornness”
Tag Archives: The Bible
Bibliolatry–Fact or Fiction?
I used to say, “The Bible is Jesus, written down.” And then I tweeted it one time, and a couple of people got really mad at me.
The Listening Post
True listening can be scary: We might hear things we don’t want to hear. We might feel like our silence implies we are agreeing with things we strongly oppose. We might even find that the other human being we thought was the devil is actually human…and maybe even likable.
Which Bible Translation Should I Use?
…is a question that has been asked in the OSFGroups. Here’s how I answer: The Bible’s a really old book, originally written in two different languages, neither of which exist in those ancient forms anymore…which means that it has to be translated for everybody. In fact, it has been translated into a huge number of worldContinue reading “Which Bible Translation Should I Use?”
But…what if Jesus actually did write something? Something more, I mean, than whatever He famously and mysteriously wrote in the dirt…
If Jesus is God the Son of God, doesn’t it make sense to give more weight to the words that the Bible tells us He actually spoke, than to other parts of the Bible?
Yes, That’s the Book for Me
If scary jerkitude is the automatic and inevitable result of believing the Bible is inerrant, authoritative, and uniquely divinely inspired, then those beliefs themselves must be wrong, right?