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Violence in the Bible

Unsolicited Advice: "What Should We Tell Our Children about the Bible?"

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 05.13.2017 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

A guest blogger on Unfundamentalist Parenting recently put into words a handful of questions that I imagine millions of parents have asked themselves ...

What's the Harm? The Ongoing Effects of Biblical Ideas

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

As long as people continue to read the Bible (or the Qur'an), there will be a need to have this conversation.

Bad Government, Bad Religion And Tony Perkins

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Someone shared with me a fundraising letter in which Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, claimed, "not only did Jesus tolerate weapons, he instructed His disciples to buy them!" Given the devastating consequences of gun violence, Perkins should be ashamed of himself.

Troy Davis And The Biblical Case(s) For Violence

Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D.

Attitudes in biblical texts regarding violence are complex and, at times, irreconcilable. But what, if anything, can these texts teach us today?

Slaying Dragons, Wrestling God: Soldiers Of Peace In Christian Symbolism

Eric Simpson | Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

There is no indication however, that this imagery may justify the use of violence or coercion in the name of the Gospel. We are called, as Paul writes to Timothy, to fight the good fight of faith.

Praying The Most Difficult Psalms

John Backman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Backman

The Book of Psalms includes some horrifying sentiments. How do we who love the psalms -- and hear the voice of God in them -- deal with this?

The 'Plastic' Nature Of God

George Elerick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
George Elerick

I think the future of God lies not in religion, but outside of it.