Bible Assumptions / 16 posts found

Bible Assumptions

Perspectives on Bible Assumptions

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson
Perspectives on Bible Assumptions focuses on the effect of Bible translations on beliefs about "what the Bible says." Translations can create perspectives that differ from the perspectives of original languages.

Mark Twain Quote on Religion and Politics

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson
Mark Twain described beliefs in religion and politics this way.

The Power of Storytellers

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson
Hopi quote defines the power of storytellers. It is the theme of Gospel of Wealth or Poverty? How Do Bible Verses about Jesus, Wealth, Poverty, and Heaven Affect Your Income.

What Is the Best Bible Translation?

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson
If you want to know the most accurate meaning of any part of the Bible, how can you know what is the best bible translation to read?
Ephesians 5:21-22

Whatever Happened to Mutual Submission in Ephesians 5:21-22?

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson
How was the original vision in Ephesians 5:21-22 about mutual submission to one another replaced by submission of wives to the authority of their husbands?
Prosperity Gospel

Are Prosperity Gospel Claims Biblical?

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson
Do Bible verses about money promise that God wants you to become a millionaire? Or do they tell you that money is evil? How can you separate various claims about what the bible says about money to the biblical intention?
Debt Relief and Tithing

Christian Teaching on Debt Relief and Tithing

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson
Christian money teaching about debt relief has become a significant topic in Christian churches as more and more Christians struggle with debt, foreclosure, and bad credit. How does Christian debt relate to Christian money teachings about tithing and prosperity?
Paying Taxes to Caesar

What Jesus Said about Paying Taxes to Caesar

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson
The words of Jesus about paying taxes to Caesar gets to the heart of the matter about the relationship of religion and government. It raises the question: Do believers obey God or the government? 
Sunday School Poor Widow Story

How Sunday School Got the Story of the Poor Widow Wrong

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson
The real  story about the poor widow is probably not what you were taught in Sunday School. Much Christian education uses the poor widow as a model of sacrificial Christian giving. . In fact, it's a story about abuse of power. 
Beatitudes and Poverty

Do The Beatitudes Teach That Christian Believers Must Be Poor?

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson
Do the Beatitudes teach that Christian believers must be poor to get into Heaven? This statement by Jesus, “blessed are the poor,” is a much more radical statement than most of us have ever realized.