Tag Archives: Bible

Talking about Gender Roles and Biblical Interpretation

By Lee Karl Palo and Justin Smith © 2016 Lee Karl Palo and Justin Smith ******************************************************** The following is a conversation I recently had with Justin Smith via a mutual friend’s Facebook post on the recent transgender controversies. Our friend … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics, or Who Would Jesus Vote For?

By Lee Karl Palo © 2016 Lee Karl Palo ******************************************************** Building toward a U.S. Presidential election, political messages bombard us all the time. There are, of course, people of faith who assert the Bible’s support for the candidate they have … Continue reading

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OMNIPOTENT-INERRANT-UNCHANGING GOD!

By Lee Karl Palo © 2015 Lee Karl Palo ********************************************************           What if genuinely pious folks use language about God and the Bible in ways other than what we theologians think they do? Surveys ask people, “do you believe the … Continue reading

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Sermon – The Bible is Cool!

By Lee Karl Palo © 2014 Lee Karl Palo      Having a seminary level education and many years’ experience working at a Christian bookstore, I consider myself something of a Bible-geek. Thus I often get asked questions about the … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books

By Lee Karl Palo © 2014 Lee Karl Palo ******************************************************** Something making the rounds on social media is a question about what your “top ten books” are that you have found to be the most influential. I don’t tag people … Continue reading

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The Shem Conspiracy

By Lee Karl Palo © 2014 Lee Karl Palo ******************************************************** Unless otherwise noted, all scripture quotations are from the Common English Bible (CEB). ********************************************************           As a former Christian bookstore manager, there were several common requests that I would get … Continue reading

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Jesus Never Said Anything About That

By Lee Karl Palo © 2014 Lee Karl Palo ********************************************************           A common refrain I hear coming from the progressive side of the debate on full LGBTQ inclusion/condemnation of homosexual practice is that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. This … Continue reading

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