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Those Tough Texts

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The Bible says it.  I believe it.  That settles it. Those are admirably bold statements.  But they don’t really help us know what to do with scores of confusing, vexing, and just plain startling Bible texts.  First-time readers of the Hebrew Scriptures – what Christians call the Old Testament – can be forgiven for wondering what they’ve gotten themselves into… Read more »

The Shrewd Manager

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Throughout Lent, we’re exploring the parables of Jesus – the two dozen or so stories that were his chief means of describing the reality of God’s rule on earth.  For a book written between two and three millennia ago by at least 40 human authors, the Bible is remarkably accessible for readers of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Then there… Read more »