The New Testament scholar is out to set the record straight on a critical term in the Christian vernacular. As McKnight says, “When all words mean the same thing, no words mean anything.”
Pro-spanking Christians don’t actually read the Bible as literally as they think. If they did, they wouldn’t be defending their views on Twitter. They’d be complaining to the warden.
At more than 60 years old, pastor James Merritt says he regrets spanking his children even though he won’t say the Bible categorically condemns it.
Rev. James Martin, editor-at-large for “America” magazine, says his recent trip to the Middle East revealed surprising new truths about Jesus that many have not previously considered.
A Fulbright scholar contends that animal suffering and death presents a formidable challenge for Christian creationists and Biblical literalists.
An American living in Iraq says the media is overlooking the nationalistic aspirations of Iraqi Christian communities. He adds that U.S. evangelicals share blame for the current crisis.
“New York Times” bestselling author Preston Sprinkle says bad things are not God’s judgment on people and grace is “not just a New Testament thing.”
RNS’ senior columnist discusses the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby’s favor could impact religious liberty discussions more broadly.
One of the most prolific and influential Bible scholars of the modern era challenges Christians to offer a “sneaky whisper” in the face of power.