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You Don’t Learn Wisdom From a Book Like Proverbs

Let’s talk about the Book of Proverbs. Hey, wait, where are you going? Get back here! Sheesh, hear me out for a second. I know it doesn’t sound very exciting, but hang on, I’m gonna bring on the excitement in a minute. Well, no, probably not, but hang with me for a second anyway. The Book of Proverbs has...

Guest post on EthicsDaily.com

EthicsDaily.com posted my article on clergy sexual abuse today. To read it, go...

SBC Men Trying to Keep Beth Moore (and All Women) in Her Place

Here we go again. The Southern Baptist Convention is after women again. Not all women, just women who think they are called to preach. Specifically, they are after Beth Moore (again), who is not only their most successful woman preacher, but based on her popularity she is their most successful preacher...

Why We Shouldn’t Label People

In an over-polarized era, labels abound. Liberal, RINO, socialist, neo-con, Nazi, Marxist, racist—all these and more aren’t meant to be descriptive but dismissive. Especially when we assign the additional labels of good or evil to people. Labels shut down discussion. We use them to put people—who at that...

If Jesus was Non-Violent, Why Did He Tell His Disciples to Buy Swords?

There are a few—and just a few—New Testament passages that people like to use to buttress their argument that Jesus was not really non-violent but in fact at the very least accepted violence in certain circumstances. I don’t know why people feel the need to do so, but they do, so let’s have a look at one of...

If An Evil Person Does a Good Thing, Is It Good or Evil?

“Whoever is not with me is against me.” “Whoever is not against us is for us.” Jesus made both of these statements, and they aren’t different ways of saying the same thing. The first, from Matthew 12:20, restricts the number of people who are for Jesus to those who are with him. If you aren’t specifically...

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