FAITH & DOUBT ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE
Hello! I’m Brian Felushko.
Student • Teacher • writer • Skeptical Believer
May this be a safe place where we can both trust and doubt, discuss beliefs and ask difficult questions.
“The Bible is an ancient, diverse and ambiguous book leading us to wisdom rather than answers.”PETER ENNS
The Stories of Yahweh Elohim and Humanity … In the Beginning (1)
Introduction In anticipation of (hopefully) being part of a Hebrew reading group and/or teaching an online class on Genesis 1–11, I am reviewing my own translation and adding addition notes. It is all a bit technical at times, so I’m only posting this series in quite small bits. However, do not fear, but press on…
The Didache (1)
“Didachē, (Greek: “Teaching”) also called Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, the oldest surviving Christian church order, probably written in Egypt or Syria in the 2nd century. In 16 short chapters it deals with morals and ethics, church practice, and the eschatological hope of Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time and presents a general…
Respecting the Jewishness of the Biblical Texts
What modern readers of the biblical texts—and especially Christians—is that the biblical texts, both in the Hebrew Bible and many in the Christian New Testament, are Jewish literature, produced mostly during the Second Temple Period, with only a few New Testament books written shortly after the Temple’s destruction in 70 CE. It should not be…