‘God of Violence Yesterday, God of Love Today?’

‘God of Violence Yesterday, God of Love Today?’

“There’s just so much wrath in the Bible!” “The God of the Old Testament is so different from the God of the New Testament!” “Why is there so much violence in the Old Testament?” If I had an English pound for every time someone had said something like this to me, I’d,...
Center Works to Counter Abuses Caused by Bad Theology

Center Works to Counter Abuses Caused by Bad Theology

“Bad theology can make people kill each other.” I wrote these words in a blog post published just over a year ago. Nothing I have seen or read since then has made me change my mind. In fact, bad theology – and bad biblical interpretation – can cause people to do all...

A Nuanced Response to Loving Your Neighbor

How Christians have responded to the issue of immigration is often shared in articles and videos. However, the prior question of why they should is not necessarily as easy as we might think. And while there are people in our churches who would throw open the borders...