The Bible as Diverse Anthology

A key idea I’ve emphasized here and here is that whatever we mean by Scripture’s divine inspiration, it cannot mean that the biblical writings are somehow not genuinely human writings. To expand on something I said earlier: Written in ordinary human languages and idioms, making use of conventional genres, employing scribes, relying on prior sources, edited by …

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Scripture and Jesus on Love

Love is All We Need | Scripture and Jesus on Love | What is Love? Love, Above All | How Should We Then Love? In my first post I got on my soapbox and boldly declared: “Love is all we need, folks! All we need is love!” In our complex, chaotic, confusing world, we Christians don’t need greater certainty …

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Love is All We Need

Love is All We Need | Scripture and Jesus on Love | What is Love? Love, Above All | How Should We Then Love? We live in turbulent times. Everything is changing. Nothing seems certain any more. Our knowledge of the universe is growing exponentially, racing beyond our wisdom, outpacing our ability to tame this knowledge for good purposes. …

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Sermon from a Morden Church

“Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Out of great struggle rise great women and men, to do great things. Martin …

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When Everyone’s Biblical and We All Disagree

This past Sunday, as part of our “Welcoming One Another” series, I preached on Romans 14-15, looking at Paul’s response to the fragile Christian community in Rome in danger of fracturing along a Jew-Gentile fault line. I think we miss out on the significance of this passage when we think of it as about mere …

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