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Moral theology for an absurd universe

I recently wrote in my medium publication about “How to live in an absurd universe”. I touched a bit on religious themes but kept it pretty focused on philosophy. In this blog entry, I want to dive into the theology of absurdity. Given that our starting point is that the universe is absurd (that is…

Do the errors in scripture mean we shouldn’t trust it?

Modernist-Fundamentalist Christians in the early 20th century challenged two centuries of critical scholarship by declaring scripture to be inerrant. This inerrancy became, in the later 20th century, a belief that every word in the Bible is correct, an extreme sort of inerrancy that goes beyond the general teachings of scripture down to the exact language…

What the Bible says happens to the soul when we die

The word “soul” in the Bible is translated from two words: in the Old Testament, the Hebrew word nefesh, literally meaning throat, and from the New Testament, the Greek word psyche from which we get words like psychology. When we talk about a person having a soul, however, that separates from their body when they…

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