Monthly Archives: August 2019

The New Testament You Never Knew

Tuesday’s post on creation care highlighted the need for a careful and informed approach to the bible and to biblical theology. There are not easy and straightforward answers to many of the questions raised in our modern world. Unfortunately many … Continue reading

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Approaching the Bible

How can a two to three thousand year old book (with some portions likely older) speak to a 21st century Western audience? Where is the relevance? While some things remain constant (e.g. the draws of selfish desires, money, sex, and … Continue reading

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Creation Care

I am on vacation this week in the Minnesota north woods. My parents have had a place on a lake since I was 3 (early 1960’s) and I’ve been spending time here ever since. When I was young (i.e. until … Continue reading

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A Green Bible?

The Bible isn’t “Green.” That is to say, it doesn’t directly address the environmental issues of our day. It does provide guidance however. Several years ago I posted on Iain Provan’s book Seriously Dangerous Religion including a post looking at … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

In John 18:36 Jesus responds to Pilate’s questioning “are you the king of the Jews?” saying “My kingdom is not from this world. … But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”(NRSV) Many English translations have of of … Continue reading

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Inerrant or Trustworthy?

In the final chapter (actually an epilogue) of The Bible in a Disenchanted Age: The Enduring Possibility of Christian Faith, Walter Moberly digs biblical literacy and a Christian privileging of the bible. In his discussion he uses the example of … Continue reading

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The Challenge of John’s Vision

The book of Revelation also known as the Apocalypse of John can be rather hard to understand. It is, after all, apocalyptic literature – a form a bit ‘interesting’ in the Old Testament prophets and every bit as ‘interesting’ here. … Continue reading

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