Coming from a Latter-Day Saint perspective, some aspects of Paul may not fit into our cookie-cutter Sunday School version of the gospel, but his vision of a unified church across cultural boundaries is more relevant than ever.
I came across this title in my Goodreads feed, and the title seemed very compelling to me: The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It. The first half of the title reflects a common approach or expectation of the Bible among Christians, and one I am also familiar... Continue Reading →
Paul's epistle to the Romans is yet another text that I found very opaque in my initial readings of the New Testament when I began to study in my teens. First off, much of it seemed irrelevant to a modern reader, dealing with the law of circumcision and the like. To the uninformed reader, this... Continue Reading →
I take an Institute class at the university every semester. Yes, it’s about the free parking, but once I get to class, I feel so grateful that I am there. During the semester, school begins to take every inch of space in your brain, if you let it. And Institute gives me a chance to... Continue Reading →