Monthly Archives: August 2013

Idealogical Challenges for Bible Translators

We all bring perspectives and background understandings to how we read the Bible, assuming that our reading of particular passages is natural. Translators can do the same. This article is well worth the read. “The text of the Bible has … Continue reading

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Identity Mapping?

One of the most unfortunate habits of biblical interpretation in the past several centuries, in my opinion, is that of assuming that the teachings of biblical texts are directly transferable to other cultures, including those that are quite different from … Continue reading

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Four Interpretive Pitfalls Around the New Testament Household Codes

A lot of Christians are under the assumption that instructions about wives submitting to their husbands are found exclusively in the pages of Scripture, that these are solely “biblical” concepts. But the Christians in the churches at Ephesus, Colossea, and … Continue reading

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No one is born gay or straight – here’s why.

A couple of years ago, the Human Rights Campaign, arguably the country’s most powerful lesbian and gay organization, responded to politician Herman Cain’s assertion that being gay is a choice.  They asked their members to “Tell Herman Cain to get … Continue reading

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The Gender Spectrum

An interesting article in Teaching Tolerance…  

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Portraits of Albanian Women Who Have Lived Their Lives as Men

In line with the social and cultural aspects of gender and identity. Click here.  

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