Shuck and Jive

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gays, the Bible, and Milligan College

I am getting ready to go to Milligan College to watch For the Bible Tells Me So. Following the film, four Milligan profs will be on a panel to discuss the film. They include Dr. Bert Allen, Dr. Lori Mills, Dr. Mark Matson, and Dr. Phil Kenneson.

I am pleased that Milligan (pretty darn conservative) is doing this.

In thinking about the Bible, I found this from Bart Ehrman in his new book, God's Problem:

It is important, then, to see what the Bible actually says, and not to pretend it doesn’t say something that happens to contradict one’s own particular point of view. But whatever the Bible says needs to be evaluated. This is not a matter of setting oneself up as God, dictating what is and what is not divine truth. It is a matter of using our intelligence to assess the merit of what the biblical authors say…(p. 17)