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SCOTUS, Prop 8, and the Bible

Today the United States Supreme Court heard arguments on California’s Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state. At this moment it is unclear how the court will rule, or how far. Our hope is that the Court remembers … Continue reading

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David Petraeus as King David?

There always seems to be a way to connect current events to the Bible, in some fashion, relevantly or irrelevantly. (It’s usually the latter.) But in the case of the David Petraeus scandal, however, it’s (surprisingly) the former: The Washington … Continue reading

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Living a Year Biblically

A previous post on this site criticized a post by Rachel Held Evans, who didn’t apply much rigor to her thinking about the variance of Biblical interpretations. Interestingly enough, perhaps she was too busy following many pointless details—Evans decided to … Continue reading

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A Varying Interpretation of Varying Interpretations

Rachel Held Evans: The fact that the Bible lends itself to competing interpretations should be cause for celebration rather than dismay, for these competing interpretations among people of faith who love and value Scripture help bring us into relationship with … Continue reading

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The Ethicist: Bible Study

Not sure how we missed this one: Over at the New York Times, the regular humorly advice column, The Ethicist, recently featured a question regarding a nonbeliever joining a Bible study. (The questioner wanted to join the Bible study to … Continue reading

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Following the Logic of “A Miracle Inside the Aurora Shooting” to Its End

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the trending article by Brad Strait, A Miracle Inside the Aurora Shooting, on Facebook or twitter. The story truly is amazing. Petra was shot in the head during the Aurora theater shooting last Friday. Her surgery … Continue reading

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Are Unbelievers As Bad as Criminals?

From Reason.com: It’s no wonder that atheists poll so badly; according to the same survey, religious folks believe the godless are about as trustworthy as rapists. “While atheists may see their disbelief as a private matter on a metaphysical issue,” explained … Continue reading

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The Best PR Firm: The Vatican

What better way for your book to get attention than to get denounced by the Vatican? From the Washington Post’s “Under God” blog: Twenty-four hours ago news broke that the Vatican had condemned the book “Just Love:A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics,” … Continue reading

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Theologian Walter Wink dies at 76

The New York Times: Walter Wink, an influential liberal theologian whose views on homosexuality, nonviolence and the nature of Jesus challenged orthodox interpretations, died on May 10 at his home in Sandisfield, Mass. He was 76. Wink was a very … Continue reading

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