Who (or What) is God?

On a regular basis, I encounter folks who hold ideas about God that don’t really mesh with mine. Today, it was a woman who sees God as a) male and b) filled with wrath. Or, as she put it, God is a “just God who does display wrath. He disciplines His children who do not obey.” And, […]

God is not a Jerk

The idea that bad stuff happens because God is punishing us for our sin isn’t new; people have saying this kind of thing about as long as they’ve been able to form conscious thought. A quick read shows the Old Testament is filled with verses proclaiming tragedies to be God’s judgment on humankind. I can […]

The Bible

In “Seriously, But Not Literally“, I talked about how progressive Christians view the Bible. That view is at odds with more fundamental, conservative Christians who see the Bible as inerrant and even some more moderate ones who believe the Bible is infallible.  I’ve written about this several other times since I started this blog and […]