The violence of Pentecost and the peace of the Gospel

By Joe LaGuardia Its not everyday that I get to try a new hermenuetic on for size.  Hermenuetics is the study of interpretation.  Like scientists who can switch out microscope lenses to vary magnifications, we Bible geeks can swap out various interpretative lenses in order to read scripture differently. I stumbled upon a review by Tony JonesContinue reading “The violence of Pentecost and the peace of the Gospel”

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”