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Is the Bible True?

Is the Bible True?

I was listening to a talk by Jared Byas on the topic of whether the Bible was true. He had an interesting take on the question, and I thought it might be helpful to share some of what he talked about. Questioning the Bible Can Cause a Firestorm Before I get into what...
4 Steps to Look for the Movement in the Bible

4 Steps to Look for the Movement in the Bible

People sometimes read the Bible and get frustrated, because the Bible seems to say some crazy things about God and what God did. But when we react in this way, I think we have a tendency to miss the movement in the Bible. In other words, to understand the Bible more...
Humility: The Foundational Attitude

Humility: The Foundational Attitude

This blog post is Part 8 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Now that we have talked about the biblical foundation for justice, as well as some barriers that hold Christians back from fully...
Justice in the New Testament

Justice in the New Testament

This blog post is Part 4 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In addition to the Old Testament and the life and teachings of Jesus, justice was a major focus for the early church. This focus on...
Integration of Story and Experience

Integration of Story and Experience

This blog post is Part 4 in a 4-part blog series on Integrated Faith. (If you missed the first blog post, you can find it here.) In this blog series, we are taking a look at aspects of our spiritual lives that might be out of step or disconnected with the rest of our...
The Beauty in Diversity

The Beauty in Diversity

Sometimes we struggle to engage with people who are different from us. I think it’s part of human nature. We each have particular ways of thinking, feeling, and doing. We each have our own thoughts about what is right and wrong, good and bad, and beneficial and...
Swiss Army Man: 3 Steps to Authenticity

Swiss Army Man: 3 Steps to Authenticity

I recently watched the movie Swiss Army Man, and it taught me a lesson about the importance of authenticity and the dangers of living an inauthentic life. As the movie opens, Hank (played by Paul Dano) is stranded on a desert island and is trying to kill himself. The...
Our Stories Should Tell the Full Truth

Our Stories Should Tell the Full Truth

We each have stories about our lives, the world, and our place in it. Our stories come from a variety of sources, such as our cultural background, religious upbringing, the educational system, and our families of origin. Our stories comprise the foundation for our...
Balancing the Bible

Balancing the Bible

The Bible is an important book for Christians. For many of us, it provides not only a historical narrative for how God has engaged with humans over the course of history, but also a set of guidelines for making moral and ethical decisions. When I was growing up, I was...
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