Another Brick in the Wall?

With the upcoming debate between everyone’s favorite Science Guy, Bill Nye and Young Earth guru, Ken Ham, I thought I’d do a post about the whole creationism vs evolution brouhaha. Originally, I wanted to say “I thought I’d do a post focusing on the whack-jobiness of the creationist side of the debate”, but that belies […]

Is the Church Failing Young People? PtIV

Science vs Religion Today, we talk about the idea that churches are antagonistic to science. Now, the Barna study actually says that “churches come across as antagonistic to science”. I italicized “come across” because I think they’re weasel words. Let’s face it, churches are antagonistic to science. Not all churches, of course, but many of […]

Emergent Fundamentals?

Yesterday, I got into a Twitter conversation with Brian Merritt who asked “Does the label Emergent give Conservatives an out from being called conservative while not really coming close to historic liberalism?” Unlike, many online discussions, it didn’t get ugly or argumentative. Mostly because Brian (and his wife Carol Howard-Merritt) is very cool. I first noticed […]

Inerrancy vs. Context Part II

In my last post, I started a multi-part series about biblical interpretation with an article on inerrancy. One of the problems with inerrancy is that it engenders a literal reading of the Bible. This is a problem because you shouldn’t look at an ancient document with modern eyes. Especially one that’s from a culture utterly foreign to your […]

Inerrancy v. Context Part I

An individual’s view of faith will depend on how they read the Bible. Do they believe that it’s totally without flaw and every word is literally true? Or do they see it as a document that must be understood and interpreted considering historical context, culture, language, etc.?  Because I believe much of the problems I see in Christianity come from, […]