Doug Bennett
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Forrest Curo commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Five Snippets'
"Each person is "God-breathed," but some of our output is better than some of our other output. Same with the Bible, which was given much of its final form by the priests who ruled Israel as a Temple-state under the Persian Empire. [When I…"
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Ken Baxter commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Five Snippets'
"God-breathed. As Origin of Species, or any number of other works, was 'God-breathed.' My opinion (or am I led by God?) is that reading and using the Bible as practically a fetish is often minimally a disservice to relating to God. "
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Olivia commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Five Snippets'
"Just a clarification: Keith, I appreciated your last post and found your talk about "the Christ" able to inspire me on in my discussion (didn't want it to read as if I was saying "I disagree with your definition of 'the…"
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William F Rushby commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Five Snippets'
"As I have argued earlier, Doug Bennett's use of the Bible here is a case of proof-texting."
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Barbara Harrison commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Five Snippets'
"ummn: maybe we just aren't RECOGNIZING the miracles in our midst?  As a child in the 1950's it was difficult for me to believe there would still be human life still on the planet at the turn of the century.  Anyone here wanting…"
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Olivia commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Five Snippets'
"Keith, Then it sounds like we have a fundamental misunderstanding about what "the Christ" actually is, don't we?   (it's funny how people don't think this more often.  when miracles don't happen in our midst…"
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Barbara Harrison commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Five Snippets'
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Keith Saylor commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Five Snippets'
"I am led to write the silliest sounding words that have ever approached my consciousness and conscience in a year. In the Presence of Christ there is no gay or straight as there is no male or female. In Christ there is no outward scripture. In…"
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Irene Lape commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Five Snippets'
"People hear what they want to hear and see the Scriptures as they can read them as consistent with other convictions they have. I think the article at this site provides some evidence that homosexual sex may be somewhat more "harmful" than…"
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Daniel Francis commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'John Punshon's Hopes for Friends (5)'
"John Punshon is, I believe, mistaken in his argument, that if their is something in the Bible that seems harmful or hurtful, then it is not the word of scripture, but our interpretation of it that is false. The reason is that it too easily leads to…"
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Christmas Story V: Afterthoughts

This is the sixth and last of a series of posts on the Christmas story in the gospels. The first one concerned Matthew’s account, the second concerned Mark’s account, the…See More
12th month 28, 2013
Forrest Curo commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Christmas Story IV: John’s Version'
"John's Christmas story is more hidden than that: John 8:39... I wouldn't imagine that this passage is an accurate transcript; the 'Jesus' in 'John's gospel doesn't speak anything like Jesus as he speaks in the…"
12th month 26, 2013
James C Schultz commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Christmas Story IV: John’s Version'
"I was thinking as you are that there is no Christmas story in John but the spirit opened up to me that there was once you recognize John comes from a completely different place.  Unlike the other writers who show Jesus' earthly lineage in…"
12th month 26, 2013

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About Me
I am a member of First Friends in Richmond, IN, and now live in Topsham, Maine. I am currently President Emeritus and Professor of Politics Emeritus at Earlham. I have a wife, Ellen, and two sons: Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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Christmas Story V: Afterthoughts

Posted on 12th mo. 28, 2013 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

This is the sixth and last of a series of posts on the Christmas story in the gospels. The first one concerned Matthew’s account, the second concerned Mark’s account, the…

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Christmas Story IV: John’s Version

Posted on 12th mo. 25, 2013 at 12:35pm 3 Comments

This is the fifth of a series of posts on the Christmas story in the gospels. The first one concerned Matthew’s account, the second concerned Mark’s account, and the…

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Christmas Story III: Luke’s Version (part two)

Posted on 12th mo. 16, 2013 at 10:30am 2 Comments

 This is the fourth of a series of posts on the Christmas story in the gospels. The first one concerned Matthew’s account, and the second concerned Mark’s account.  I’m dividing consideration of the story in Luke into two parts. The first is…

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Christmas Story III: Luke's Version (part one)

Posted on 12th mo. 14, 2013 at 11:08am 3 Comments

This is the third of a series of posts on the Christmas story in the gospels. The first one concerned Matthew’s account, and the second concerned Mark’s account.  I'll divide consideration of the story in Luke into two parts.

The gospel of Luke is our other nativity story. Or rather it is what…

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At 1:01pm on 7th mo. 5, 2012, Mackenzie said…

I read your "plea to read the Bible together" in Friends Journal the other day. It was very well-written. Thank you.

I remember one time having someone tell me that "oh no, I know what the Bible says, Sodom & Gomorrah!" to which I paraphrased a line of Ezekiel back to him: the sin of Sodom was that of pride, fullness of bread, and not holding up the poor and needy. He asked if Ezekiel was in the Bible.

At 11:28am on 4th mo. 6, 2011, Paula Deming said…

Welcome!

Thy fFriend Paula (mother of Earlham '04 grad Elaine Banvard)

 
 
 

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