Category Archives: Bible

Perfect Bible? Perfect Jesus? How about John’s Perfect Love?

A Reader named David made this comment recently. Wrong again, Rob.  God never said “Jesus alone is the perfect” in I Cor 13.  This is a modern addition/perversion of His word.  The original Greek says “that which is the perfect thing’.  … Continue reading

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Weary of Shallow, Sloppy Interpretations?

I received a reply from Alex Haiken, with whom I’ve been having a lively exchange for the last several weeks. I want to excerpt one paragraph from one of the last things he wrote me. As you yourself have here admitted … Continue reading

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True Religion Does Not Demand that You Believe in Heaven and Hell

True religion does not require you to believe in heaven and hell. This comes on good authority, if you need it–the Bible. Writing around the time of Alexander the Great, long after the Babylonian Captivity and around the time of … Continue reading

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Sam Deetz: the Wrath of God, Community Rejection, and Sam’s Lingering Anger

The wrath of God! I grew up afraid of it. My father was the pastor. As I grew from a little boy into a young man, we moved every few years, from one pastorate to another. I listened to the … Continue reading

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Biblical Language: Vulgar, Ordinary, and Sublime

Some of you may not know that I have documented Jesus’ acceptance of gays and lesbians, and that for him, the acceptability of gays and lesbians had nothing to do with whether they were sexually active or not. This is … Continue reading

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Sin at the Center of God’s Temple

There’s a lot of talk about how Christians pick and choose which Bible verses they use and which ones they ignore.  It can be personally difficult to criticize others for picking and choosing when we realize that we do a fair amount of … Continue reading

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The Author of a Major N.T. Epistle was a Woman

Priscilla wrote the N.T. Epistle to the Hebrews It will probably surprise some of you to learn that many Bible scholars believe that a New Testament woman named Priscilla wrote the book of Hebrews.  No, this is not a news flash.  The argument for Priscilla’s authorship … Continue reading

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A Fundamentalist Responds to “What is Homophobia?”

My brother Noel is a fundamentalist.  He’s responded to some of my posts in the past, and the “What is Homophobia–Really?” post piqued his interest. I’m publishing most of his reply here, and will respond section by section. What is Homophobia? Homophobia is … Continue reading

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Ex-Southern Baptist Pastor Ted Hayes–80 Years Old and Still Speaking His Mind

I received this from Dr. Ted Hayes, a retired Southern Baptist pastor living in Kingston, New York, a few days ago ( 2012/08/06).  Thanks for sharing this, Pastor Hayes. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading

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About Christians, Bigotry, and Homosexual Marriage: Dear Sheree

I received a comment from a reader named Sheree on Sunday.  She discusses some important topics, and I want to give her as full a reply as possible. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading

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