Who Really Explains Away the Bible?

Fundamentalists ignore far more of the “plain reading” of Scripture than they would like to admit. The more mature approach is simply to let the biblical writings be what their authors intended for them to be. Continue reading

On Homosexuality

If the applicability of these biblical texts to the current situation is unclear, and if ultimately relationship with God through Jesus is more important than precision on exactly what is and is not a sin, then – faced with no clear answer either way – should we chose to separate people who love each other and want to create healthy families together, or should we instead nurture their love and their families in our churches and in our communities? Is it more Christian to nurture commitment, faithfulness, and love or to block it? Continue reading