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In his follow up observation on the authority of Scripture (https://inaspaciousplace.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/the-authority-of-scripture-23/) ‘m’ questions the place of reason and personal experience in the life of faith.

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m’s final observations on the authority of Scripture stirred in me too many thoughts to be confined to an email response.

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From time to time, I am asked a probing, thoughtful question by email.

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The Bible has been accused of many things. And it would be dishonest not to admit that the Bible is at times a difficult and challenging book.

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Marlene Winnell has taken a cold hard look at Donald Trump. Not surprisingly, she is not keen about what she sees.

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The Bible uses the word fear in at least three distinct ways.

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All reading is interpretation.

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It is not possible to read the Bible closely without being struck by the importance of love. Love permeates every part of the sacred Scriptures upon which Christian faith is founded. If our thoughts, ideas, words, and attitudes, do not emanate from love and lead to love, they are not the Spirit who gave us the Bible.

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It appears Jerry Falwell Jr. may not be alone in the US in his enthusiasm for bearing arms.

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Any Christian assessment of violence in any other religion must face the violence in our own sacred texts.

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