The Exodus

Originally posted on Dave Barnhart's Blog:
I have seen your religion, and I hate it. I have heard your doctrine, and I loathe it. Take away your empty praise songs, your vacuous worshiptainment. Your mouth is full of religious words, but your proverbs are salted manure. ? “The sick deserve to be sick. The…

The Scrolls of the Anointed One: Reading Luke 4:14-19 in Conversation with Revelation 5

Originally posted on Lucas Vieira:
Luke’s inclusion of the Isaiah scroll in 4:14-19 points to the son of Mary- Jesus- as the anointed one who has come to bring justice for the downtrodden and marginalized. The question then arises, how is the community of believers (aka the church) supposed to understand and act upon this…

The Day of the Lord

Originally posted on Reforming Hell:
My transcript of The Bible Project animation is below: Jon: “The Day of the Lord.” It is a phrase in the Bible that religious people use, usually when talking about the end of the world. Tim: Yeah, things like Armageddon or the apocalypse. You might be familiar with this image of Jesus…

Can Jesus Save the Bible?

Originally posted on LCI:
LCI Council member, Revd Simon Hall, reports on speaker, author and theologian Michael Hardin’s visit to LCI and asks the question “How did Jesus read his Bible?” I spend a lot of time debating on Facebook. Probably not hours every day, but certainly minutes. Sometimes a lot of minutes. Now and…

A Thoroughly Biblical Argument Against Penal Substitutionary Atonement

Originally posted on Emma Higgs:
  A common criticism of people like me who openly oppose Penal Substitutionary Atonement theory is that we are picking and choosing the bits of the Bible we like, whilst ignoring some of the trickier bits. I intend now to try and make it super clear that this is not what we are doing. Invisible…