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On a Crash Course With Hermeneutics

Greg Cootsona | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

An exciting summer with a spate of newsworthy news got me sidetracked (at least that's my excuse). After three months without posts, I'm now returning and offering snippets of the book I've been writing on emerging adults, mainstream science, and mere Christianity.

Books I Wish Someone Would Write

Shayne Looper | Posted 04.18.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

I recently saw an article about books that someone should write. Christian leaders had been interviewed about the kind of books they would like to rea...

The Bible Doesn't Say Anything

Ryan Austin Fitzgerald | Posted 12.17.2016 | Religion
Ryan Austin Fitzgerald

Reading is an act of interpretation. You are right now interpreting symbols that I have placed in a particular order on the internet.

Are Biblical Hermeneutics the New Tower of Babel?

Anthony Nuccio | Posted 11.09.2016 | Religion
Anthony Nuccio

An assessment of contemporary Christian reading patterns of the Hebrew Bible can be roughly divided into two primary schools of thoughts; the first sc...

Is Atticus Finch Still a Hero?

Tom Morris | Posted 08.02.2016 | Books
Tom Morris

I can't help but wonder how many of the reviewers have simply contrived their headlines to grab our attention in a noisy and cluttered culture, and how many actually believe what they're saying, and are thus perhaps, like mockingbirds.

Is Quiverfull the Logical Conclusion of Christianity?

Jeremy John | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Jeremy John

I believe that there are two strains within Scripture, an original egalitarianism that comes from Paul and Jesus, and a later attempt to squelch the social controversies that arose from that egalitarianism via the Nicene Council.

What Can't Be Said About a Work of Art

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

You can try to put your finger on the work of art. It is possible to say how it works, maybe even why it's good, but something essential will always, mercifully, elude you.

The Problem of Homophobia in Leviticus, and How Genesis Solves It

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Rothbaum

What if the supposed biblical prohibition of gay sex in Leviticus were in reality an affirmation of honest and loving sexual relationships?

We Never Come To The Bible Alone

Jamie Arpin-Ricci | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Jamie Arpin-Ricci

We do not come to Scripture alone, but do so with the Holy Spirit who helps us discern God's truth and will within. This same Holy Spirit is the Spirit who unites us as God's people, the community that is the Body of Christ.

Zombies Fighting Over Who Is Right: A Nightmare On Main Street

William Grassie | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion
William Grassie

Every religion, every ideology and every construct of self implies a perspective on what constitutes the good life, as well as some kind of critique of the bad. But what are we to do when our ideals are in conflict?

Seeking Truth In A World Of Competing Narratives

William Grassie | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
William Grassie

Is there some other way to adjudicate between the competing metanarratives that shape our lives and identities, determining how we think and act, what we hold to be true and good?

Jehovah's Witnesses and (Academic) Dialogue with Non-Members at the Society of Biblical Literature?

Michael Gilmour | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

I recently proposed an SBL session examining the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society's use of Scripture.