Debating the Bible is Good for the Soul

By Joe LaGuardia In a sermon on Genesis, the Reverend Lillian Daniel told of an Israeli program that required rabbis to study the Torah in groups and learn how to debate its meaning.  Debate was not something to avoid, but significant because, as the theory goes, sacred scripture is too sacred not to debate.  Like weightyContinue reading “Debating the Bible is Good for the Soul”

The long and dangerous road of theological tradition

By Joe LaGuardia As a requirement for her Master of Divinity degree at the McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia, the Reverend Karen Woods wrote a thesis on race relations in the local church.  In it, she argues that slavery, discrimination, and contemporary conflicts surrounding race did not suddenly appear out of nowhere. Rather, the dysfunction of racism grewContinue reading “The long and dangerous road of theological tradition”