Like most of you, I’ve been following news stories about Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice over the course of the past several weeks and days. I watched in […]
On Thursday evening, I attended an interfaith clergy dinner that featured four panelists who each answered the question, “How do we counter religious extremism?” I thought the panelists offered great answers […]
It occurred to me that we do indeed think of the Bible as something that has been “given” to us by God, when we should think of the Bible as a collection of texts to which we’ve given numerous interpretations throughout history. We think of the Bible as something that has given us a specific narrative about the world, without acknowledging that we are, in fact, the ones who assign and propagate biblical narratives.
In a reflection written almost exactly four years ago, I touched on a few of the important statistics that jolted me out of my exclusivistic way of reading the scriptures […]
While watching an interview of John Shelby Spong on Youtube, I heard him articulate an area of tension that I’ve experienced in my own life. It occurred when Allan Gregg inquired: […]
NPR published a great interview with Bart Ehrman– the well-known professor who has written a new book about the historical occurrences leading to the deification of Jesus in Christianity. Early in his […]