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Why Do Inerrantists Think the Bible is Inerrant Anyway?

Sometimes I get the objection from inerrantists that ‘God would not leave us a defective Bible’. This assumes, of course, that God has somehow given us a ‘Bible’ in the first place. It diminishes the contributions of the individual writers … Continue reading

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Why Progressive Believers and Fundamentalist Believers Disagree on So Many Important Beliefs

Progressive and fundamentalist believers don’t disagree on two or three beliefsā€”or even five or six. They disagree on a host of important beliefs. Why would this be? It is because Fundamentalist believers hold to a single foundational assumption that deeply … Continue reading

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The False Power of Theological Certainty in Conservatism

When I was 7, I began to follow Jesus as a fundamentalist. More than 50 years later, I am more devoted to Jesus than ever, but it has been a long journey out of fundamentalism, and theological conservatism, to where … Continue reading

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