The Bible as a Mirror and a Window

God doesn’t save us by the completeness of our knowledge but rather by our faithfulness to what we do know and our openness to the possibility of learning more. This, I think, is what Jesus meant when he said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me.”

Assumptions about the Word of God

At the end of Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film The Ten Commandments, Moses and the future leaders of Israel stand on Mt. Nebo surveying the promised land.

The Physical Resurrection

The Christian proclamation that God raised Jesus from the dead is the basis for the Christian faith and, at the same time, a huge stumbling block for many people. “When you’re dead you’re dead,” we say.

Paul’s Reputation as Sexist

Paul’s reputation as sexist rests on two passages attributed to him. The first is 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, the second is 1 Timothy 2:11-12.