Let me tell you a Bible story. In this story you’ll hear why you think the Bible is backwards and xenophobic; but is more progressive than you’ll ever be; why we need to listen to our Jewish cousins when we study Scripture; and why chronological Bibles suck.
Ezra 9 tells…
Fiction vs. Non-fiction. My natural tendency is to read more non-fiction than fiction. It didn’t always used to be this way, but college and grad school got me out of the habit or reading fiction. I now read fiction much more slowly than non-fiction (weird, I know). But Emily challenged…
Capital punishment is antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus.
You cannot simultaneously believe that God is the God of redemption, forgiveness, and transformation and believe that the best response to certain kinds of crime is execution.
I mean, I guess you can -people clearly do. In the U.S., executions happen…
Most people believe two foundational things. One, that there is such a thing as Reality. And Two, that we can know things about that Reality. In other words, there are such things as Facts and Knowledge.
There are lots of facts that we can know just by experiencing them. If…
A small soapbox. Ahem.
Here’s a small sampling of the number of credit hours required for some professional degrees.
Masters in Culinary Arts (“Chef Degree”)
40 Credit Hours
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
60 Credit Hours
90 Credit Hours
Juris Doctor (Lawyer)
90 Credit Hours
PhD in Engineering…
Someone recently asked me:
I’m confused by Elijah killing 450 prophets…that just seems so cruel and excessive. Like, if someone told me that worshipping/following God meant killing hundreds of people — or anyone — I’d be like “uhm I’m not sure about this God.” I understand that it was a…