‘Marriage, Sex and Procreation’

‘Marriage, Sex and Procreation’

Editor’s Note: The following is an adapted excerpt from Schafer’s book, “Marriage, Sex and Procreation: Contemporary Revisions to Augustine’s Theology of Marriage,” (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2019). It is used with permission. The book is available to purchase...
‘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...