Christianity vs. Biblicism – Brian Zahnd

While pretending to “take the Bible as it is,” the fundamentalist biblicist reads the Bible through thick lenses of cultural, linguistic, political, and theological assumptions—interpretive lenses they are unaware of wearing... Biblicism is an interpretative method that reads the Bible as a “flat text” where every verse is itself “the word of God” and carries …

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Some Random Thoughts About Substitutionary Atonement – Dr. Michael Heiser

Evangelicalism has routinely mis-applied the OT sacrifices to Jesus. The blood, for example, is never applied to people except to sanctify the priests (they needed to be de-contaminated for occupying sacred space). That had nothing to do with forgiveness for moral sin. — Read on drmsh.com/random-thoughts-substitutionary-atonement/

The Irresponsible Hypocrisy of the Fundamentalist Evangelical “Infallible, Inerrant” View of Inspiration and its Subsequent Atrocity in Interpretation

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. ---Mark Twain Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/mark_twain_153875 Though Mark Twain's pithy adage "will preach," for proponents of Perspicuity, his statement fails to account for one simple fact... that even the seemingly plainest statement of …

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Why our discipleship efforts often fail – Logan Leadership

We want people to grow as disciples and make other disciples, yet we often never get discipleship efforts off the ground. Here are five key mistakes to avoid in your discipleship initiatives. Avoiding these will help your discipleship efforts get off to a good start! — Read on loganleadership.com/why-our-discipleship-efforts-often-fail/

“Multi-Ethnic Missional Planting: Colonization vs Community” with Erica Wrencher, Brandon Wrencher, Dan White Jr, and Lori Ruffin,

we discuss points on: • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion • The Problem of Gentrification/Displacement • 7 Shifts from Colonialism to Community • Questions specific to multi-ethnic church planting Feel free to share this replay with a pastor or practitioner friend who could benefit from this important conversation about Multi-Ethnic Missional Planting. Erica and Brandon are …

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To Pray “Thy Kingdom Come” | Jesus Creed

So strong is the link between Christ and the Kingdom in the early Christian imagination that it becomes possible, even necessary,  to construe the eschatological advent of the Kingdom of God exclusively in terms of Christ’s own apocalyptic parousia. … The decisive meaning of the petition  ‘Thy Kingdom Come” is to be found in its …

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The Perfect Human Body? | Evolution News

We all know that the human body can suffer from flaws. For most people, that doesn’t mean our bodies are accidental by-products of unguided evolution. Instead, they are designed — despite the fact that they sometimes start out flawed or become flawed as they grow older. For English anatomist Alice Roberts, however, the human body …

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