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5 Common False Assumptions Inerrantists Make about Me as a Progressive Believer

Since I often challenge the concept of biblical inerrancy, I receive a lot of feedback from inerrantists. But often that feedback reveals false assumptions inerrantists make about me—assumptions that are sometimes the very opposite of what I believe. Here are … Continue reading

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Recognizing Literary Genres in the Bible

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard someone defend the reality of a burning hell with the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke chapter 16. Some consider it one of their most powerful arguments. The rich … Continue reading

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Perspicuity: The Bible Clearly Says…

In discussions I often hear people say, ‘The Bible clearly says…’ Usually they follow up with a biblical quote or reference assuming that it answers the question sufficiently without need for further analysis. The discussion is over and they have … Continue reading

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