I take the Bible seriously and try to apply wisdom contained therein to my life. Recently, I realized how much I have taken unique (unique means: being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else) examples from the Scriptures and believed they apply to all people, everywhere and for all time. For example: (1)…Read More
The Last 15 Years – An Ever-Evolving Faith At UBC I studied in the department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious studies for 13 years––at first as a part time undergrad majoring in Classics (Greek and Latin language studies), but then as a full-time grad student majoring in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism. I completed…Read More
Three Crucial Years – The Formation of Faith Then came university and my conscious efforts to live “true to my atheistic convictions” that there is no God, no “word of God” and no divinely approved religion. True to my convictions I poured all my time and energy into my studies while socializing with my new…Read More
I thought it might be helpful for you, the reader, to understand something about my personal history with the Bible. I’ve shortened the story considerably, but I have still broken it down into three parts: I, II, & III. Part I: My First 20 Years – Little Exposure, No Faith I had almost no personal…Read More
The Backstory Why the Change? Many of those who have known me and have heard me teach and preach, at various times over the last 40 years, would probably be confused and, perhaps, dismayed by the theology I have embraced slowly over the last decade. Some have had the love and courage to ask me…Read More
It is quite clear to everyone but the most conservative/fundamentalist biblical scholars, that these verses are a second, and different, story of creation. The differences, as compared with Gen 1:1–2:4a, can only be logically understood as a separate story and not a retelling of the first story but in greater detail. What are the differences?…Read More
On the day Yahweh Elohim made land and skies there were not yet any shrubs of the field on the land and not yet any plants of the field had sprouted because Yahweh Elohim had not caused rain on the land and there was no human to work the ground. And fresh water came up…Read More
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