Archive | Biblical

Rivers and Trees of Life | Revelation: A New Illustrated Translation | Michael Straus and Jennifer May Reiland

The following is an excerpt from a haunting new rendition, The Book of Revelation: A New Translation by Michael Straus and Jennifer May Reiland. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God, Ὁ Παντοκράτωρ, he is its temple, he […]

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Re-Thinking Hellfire for a Christianity Without Insanity | Boyd Purcell

In religious literature, suffering and punishment in fire are symbolic of the spiritually corrective nature of metaphorical fire. A literal interpretation of the symbolism of fire is a major cause of fear, spiritual insanity, and spiritual abuse—especially spiritual terrorism, spiritual abuse in its most extreme form. But symbolism in The Holy Bible is bountiful, beautiful, […]

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What Is Christian Mysticism? | Matthew Fox | The Lotus and the Rose

What happens when a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Christian minister sit down to talk? And not just any lama and minister, but a renegade Catholic priest silenced by the Church for his progressive and inclusive beliefs and an American-born secular Jew who once embraced Tibetan Buddhism as a student, and now is embraced as […]

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When You Quote the Bible At Me | Leatherbound Terrorism | Chris Kratzer

The following is an excerpt of Leatherbound Terrorism, Chris Kratzer‘s incisive and confessional memoir-manifesto about life in Christ after evangelicalism. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. If you are like me, when I was challenged in my biblical understandings, you aren’t convinced. At least, not yet, and perhaps […]

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