The Poor Will Always Be With Us

The meme to your left has been making the rounds on the internet, lately. Quite a few progressive people, myself included, were quick to share it. As memes go, it’s not bad. Well, except for one thing: Franks never actually said that. It  comes from the Facebook group Stop The World, The Teabaggers Want Off, whose stock in trade […]

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 […]