Year of the Bible: What is the Word of God? | Pete Enns

*[duplicated in full from the original post, linked below for educational purposes only] The Bible is often called the “word of God,” which means, among other things, that it has final authority over the life of the Christian. The following passage from the anonymous book of Hebrews seems to make that point rather clearly.  Indeed, …

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Luke 13:3-5 & the Super-natural, Non-violent Resistance Politic of Jesus

In a recent exchange on social media, I came across this excerpt of N.T. Wright's interpretation of Luke 13:3-5. No, I tell you; but unless you  repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the …

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The Bible’s Reliability, ANE Cosmology, The Name of God & Jesus

It is fascinating. For a minute, I adopted this view, b/c it helped explain the genocide ancient Hebrews committed in God’s name. But then I was like, “wait, did they just take up this myth to demonize the ethnicities they conquered?” Demi-gods are in every ancient mythology. — Lamb's Harbinger (@LambsHarbinger) April 4, 2019 So, …

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