Category Archives: Biblical culture

Is Male-Male Homosexuality Forbidden?

I’m in the process of moving a number posts and articles that appeared in a previous (local-hosted) version of this website. This paper (see link below) was written when I served on our synod’s committee studying the issue of gay … Continue reading

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What the Bible Really Says: The Song of Songs

The intent of the author of the poem, The Song of Songs was not to express an allegorical representation of the mutual love between God and Israel. As a matter of history, it is much more likely that the idea that this … Continue reading

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The Coming Irrelevance of Western Christianity

In the course of teaching my class, “What the Bible Really Says”, one of the topics that seems to most energize the students is the role of a shepherd during biblical times.  More specifically, the allegory of Jesus as a … Continue reading

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Patterns of Evidence: Review

Did the Exodus really happen? The new documentary, Patterns of Evidence, presents findings that contradicts the prevailing scholarly opinion that the Exodus never occurred. Well, I saw the documentary and I recommend it unreservedly. Indeed, when it’s available, I intend to … Continue reading

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