The divine destruction of Sodom in Genesis has long been blamed on homosexuality. But that’s not what the Bible says. Continue reading What does the Bible about why Sodom was destroyed? Probably not what you’ve heard
Jeremiah 17:9 has been used as prooftext to show that humankind is inherently evil. Continue reading Does the Bible teach we’re ‘desperately wicked’?
I recently had an unusual opportunity to read a book before the publishing date. The book, which goes on sale Feb. 19, was the latest by Peter Enns, a controversial Christian writer known for challenging the traditional evangelical concept of … Continue reading A Latter-day Saint reflects on a Protestant rebel’s wisdom approach to studying Scripture
On the cover of his newest book, Peter Enns — a former evangelical religion professor who has been accused of heresy by his traditionalist critics — promises a “revolutionary way of understanding the mission of the Bible.” He delivers. Although … Continue reading Enns’ newest book takes Biblical ambiguity to higher level
When Qoheleth famously wrote more than 2,000 years ago that “there is nothing new under the sun,” he couldn’t have known how prophetic those words would be. For around the time, give or take a century or two, that Qoheleth … Continue reading What Brett Kavanaugh’s Bible has to say about #MeToo
Rob Bell doesn’t have much new to say in his 2017 book, What is the Bible: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything, but he says it in … Continue reading Bell’s lastest book has little new to offer
In his 2014 book, Peter Enns gives an accessible explanation of the historical-critical method of understanding the Bible. Continue reading Enns’ explanation for Old Testament genocide: It didn’t happen