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In Which JK Rowling Teaches Us to Read the Bible

[Today’s guest post from Brittany K. Hale explores reading Scripture as it was meant to be read, even with 21st Century eyes.] *** Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start (indeed). When you read you … Continue reading

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Creationism and Jesus’ Blood – literally a problem

[From the archives.] I have no knock against six day creationists. I don’t ascribe to that doctrine myself but cannot see why I should say that others can’t hold to it as a way to read Genesis 1. I do, … Continue reading

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The Problem With Proof-Texting Your Bible Doctrine

No verse of the Bible stands alone. Make sure you’ve got plenty of support for your understanding of God’s word by reading all of it. *** [For more on getting into God’s word as a whole, see Laura Martin’s The … Continue reading

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Bible Reading For Our Literalist Friends

Carrying Bowling Balls Years ago I heard a woman on the radio talking about some students she worked with. Her class was made up of teens who had reading processing problems, and she used a lot of tools to work … Continue reading

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You Mean To Say The Bible Means Whatever You Say It Means?

[This is the third post in a series on Bible meaning and meaninglessness. Follow these links for parts one and two. ] Contrary to popular belief, the Bible is not open to just any interpretation. Who would believe it does? … Continue reading

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