What does the Bible have to say about tattoos?

When I saw this question I was dismayed. It meant that somewhere there was a preacher or “Bible-believer” that was making tattoos a sin. People are suffering because of human arrogance, greed, rage and apathy. People are suffering because of violence, natural disasters, diseases and unjust institutions. Yet someone chooses to heap guilt and shame […]

What does the Bible say about itself?

There are some wonderful passages in which the Bible seems to be talking about itself. Even passing over the fact that we do not have the original manuscripts of any part of the Bible, they have become beloved phrase. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105 […]

Ask the Pastor: Should we take the Bible literally?

The short answer is no. Why? Because you can’t take the Bible literally and still be true to the texts that make up the Bible. There are several reasons for this. Stories were told to pass down a culture’s lore and teach lessons on morality. The storytellers would say, “I don’t know if it actually […]