“We might not like it, but it’s in the Bible, so…”

I’m very much disturbed to see how often it is that Christians are so devoutly interested in upholding their scriptures that they don’t mind if either God or neighbor gets black and blue in the process. The trick to being an evangelical these days seems to be the willingness to maintain that evil is not […]

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Human Faces of God: peer reviewing the biblical authors

Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) Author: Thom Stark Wipf and Stock, 2010 Chapter 10: “Into the Looking Glass” By this point in the book, and undoubtedly long before, what everyone’s asking is, “So what’s his solution?” How can we read this […]

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The Human Faces of God: making excuses for your alcoholic uncle

Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) Author: Thom Stark Wipf and Stock, 2010 Chapter 9: “Textual Interventions” If you hadn’t known it before picking up this book, at least by chapter 9 you’d be pretty sure that inerrancy is a wholly unsuitable […]

Monday, February 21st, 2011