We all have stories about God in our head, and some of them are flat out misleading. One of the most common, according to pastor and author Doug Pagitt, goes like this: “If I’m faithful in doing this, then God promises to do that.”
Articles tagged “theology”
A Southern Baptist college professor and blogger says that business owners who discriminate against LGBT couples are the ones Jesus called “the least of these.” Here’s why that doesn’t jibe with the Bible itself.
The common understanding of Jesus’ famous phrase may be inaccurate and inconsistent with the way most Christians throughout history have understood it.
“The suffering of cancer raises raw questions about God, life, and death,” says J. Todd Billings. “In this context, theological clichés are not enough.”
Eve Tushnet is a popular blogger and author of “Gay and Christian.” But is she missing something about the uniqueness and importance of erotic intimacy?
On sensitive moral and theological matters, the “New York Times” columnist is ready to share his thinking. But not completely.
“Jesus did not teach that God’s wrath burns against us but that God loves us,” says theologian Tony Jones. He argues that the traditional Christian view of atonement was largely a medieval invention.
The conversations at the Q conference did not mirror the raging debates common on cable news networks, but they may more closely resemble the national conversation as it occurs in many homes, workplaces, and churches.
The longtime Harvard Divinity School professor says, “There is no single ‘correct’ way to read the Bible.” But, he argues, some ways are more helpful than others.