June 28, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: June 27, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: June 27, 2016 Today we continue a series of Monday posts with excerpts of Michael Spencer’s thoughts about the Bible and what it does and does not promise to do for us. • • • Sometimes, the Bible doesn’t give you enough evidence, one way or the other, to settle a question […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: June 20, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: June 20, 2016 Today we continue a series of Monday posts with excerpts of Michael Spencer’s thoughts about the Bible and what it does and does not promise to do for us. • • • If you are not used to reading the current non-Christian approach to Paul, I’m here to tell […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: June 6, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: June 6, 2016 Today we continue a series of Monday posts with excerpts of Michael Spencer’s thoughts about the Bible and what it does and does not promise to do for us. • • • So why do we have four Gospels? To get the story right, and to get all the […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: May 30, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: May 30, 2016 Today we continue a series of Monday posts with excerpts of Michael Spencer’s thoughts about the Bible and what it does and does not promise to do for us. • • • I don’t believe in inerrancy, a view of how scripture is inspired that means well, but just […]

Another Look: One Human Action, Profound Effects — Jesus and Adam

Note from CM: Since this subject came up in the discussion yesterday, I thought I would re-post a piece that I recommended in a comment (with edits and updates). I have also inserted additional material from another post, called “Paul, Christ, and Adam.” • • • Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, […]

Another Look: My View of Scripture (updated)

Here is another look at something I wrote back in 2011. I present again, for your consideration and discussion, a summary of my perspective on Scripture (at this point in my understanding). It has increased from ten points to eleven in five years, and has been updated in a few places. The Bible is from […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: May 16, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: May 16, 2016 Today we begin a series of Monday posts with excerpts of Michael Spencer’s thoughts about the Bible and what it does and does not promise to do for us. • • • One of the aspects of “popular” Christianity that I really struggle with is the belief that […]

Let’s Discuss: Mulder and Scully get theological

Mulder and Scully get theological I’m fighting a bad cold as I write this, and find that my mind is not in a state conducive to writing. As I lay on the sofa tonight, blowing my nose and drinking my tea, The X-Files Reopened gave me something to ponder. At the end of episode 5, “Babylon,” in […]

Fr. Stephen Freeman: An Important Conversation – How Should We Think About the Bible as History?

An Important Conversation – How Should We Think About the Bible as History? by Fr. Stephen Freeman Fr. Freeman blogs at Glory to God for All Things • • • A recent conversation on the blog seemed worth a full article. The question centered around the problem of the historical character of the Biblical record. […]

Richard Beck on a faith of deepening contrasts

The following is a quote from a recent post by Richard Beck at his blog, Experimental Theology. I encourage you to click the link and read the entire piece. It’s especially fun the way he teases out his point with references to Johnny Cash, Dorothy Day, and Flannery O’Connor. He describes a phenomenon I’ve seen […]