Biblical scholarship creates conflicts where they often do not exist

Writing about the Bible in his latest book After You Believe, popular scholar N. T. Wright notes, “The whole story is the whole story.”  There are plenty of people who would like to slice and dice the Bible into sections; others simply ignore what they don’t like while proof-texting to support their own values. ManyContinue reading “Biblical scholarship creates conflicts where they often do not exist”

The Liberation message of Leviticus, and other thoughts on God’s Law

This month, I decided to preach the lectionary texts in church.  I don’t use the lectionary often, but when I do, God always uses those seemingly random scripture lessons in amazing ways. Until I saw the text for February 20th.  On Leviticus. You know Leviticus, right?  It’s the third book of the Torah and itContinue reading “The Liberation message of Leviticus, and other thoughts on God’s Law”