THE BIBLICAL MIND
In an era of mass imprisonment, biblical law could transform our idea of just punishment. It might even revolutionize our penal system.
Centuries before Plato wrote that the best rulers are reluctant ones, Jotham in the book of Judges told a fable arguing the same.
Did Bible illiteracy help lead to the video church services we dislike so much? Though we’re grudgingly thankful for the…
By Dr. Matthew Kuan Johnson on June 23, 2021
To understand empathy’s limits, let’s turn to ancient Hebraic insights about empathy, which receive support from modern neuroscience.
By Dr. Dru Johnson on June 15, 2021
Some people think Christianity isn’t about following rules, but about having a personal relationship with God. This belief betrays deep confusion.
Part of the False Dichotomies in the Church series
By Dr. Michael LeFebvre on June 9, 2021
Yes, there is humor in the Bible. In the riotous comedy of the Book of Esther, God lets us in on the joke of empire.
By Robb Coleman on May 25, 2021
Robb Coleman dissects a tricky passage in Leviticus concerning the treatment of foreign slaves in ancient Israelite slave law.
By Dr. Joshua Martin on May 12, 2021
Hearing of the “new” covenant, it’s easy to imagine it as set against an “old” covenant. But we need to look closer.
By Amanda Achtman on May 5, 2021
In her book club, Amanda Achtman saw why Jews and Christians have much to learn from the enduring legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Part of the 6 Jewish Thinkers All Christians Should Know series
By Dr. Rachel Siow Robertson & Dr. Matthew Kuan Johnson on April 28, 2021
How can we obey commands to have joy in the Bible? Consider the Festival of Booths to understand what joy means and how we can experience it.
By Dr. David Beldman on April 21, 2021
Leon Kass offers a model for reading Scripture that is rare among Christians. Here’s how to listen to the Bible like Kass does.
By Dr. Beth Stovell on April 13, 2021
It was in the middle of the week when I learned that Renee died. I remember how I felt as…
By Dr. Michael LeFebvre on March 31, 2021
This essay addresses the false dichotomy in the church of “Old Testament vs. New Testament.”
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