Author: Ted Grimsrud

What does Romans 13 actually teach?

Ted Grimsrud—June 18, 2018 What does it mean for the United States to be a “Christian nation”? For many, it seems to mean that people should support the political status quo, and they will quote the 13th chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans to support that support (“be subject to the governing authorities”). We … Continue reading What does Romans 13 actually teach?

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The Bible, violence, and John Dominic Crossan—with special attention to the book of Revelation

Ted Grimsrud—May 8, 2018 I have read with great appreciation many of the books John Dominic Crossan has written over the years and have heard him speak several times. A few years ago he published a book I found pretty helpful and relevant to my interests, How to Read the Bible and Still Be a … Continue reading The Bible, violence, and John Dominic Crossan—with special attention to the book of Revelation

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What if Revelation 14 is about punitive judgment after all?

Ted Grimsrud—May 4, 2018 For the past several months I have been putting most of my writing energy into a study of the book of Revelation, and have not met my goals for blog posting frequency. I finally realized that I need to combine thinking so much about Revelation with writing blog posts. So I … Continue reading What if Revelation 14 is about punitive judgment after all?

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