How to be Holy and Humble

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How to be Holy and Humble
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The faith of Christ makes us holy and humble.

Every external ethical standard will divide humanity into pretentious adherents and resentful violators. The gospel on the other hand is an internal standard that enables us to be holy and humble.

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Don’t Look at the Finger!

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Don't Look at the Finger!
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The Bible has warts. Those won’t matter if we don’t look at the finger, but at its target.

Many don’t realize that the Bible critiques itself as a book of rules and points away from itself to a transcendent moral standard. The Bible is, to borrow an analogy from Bruce Lee, a finger pointing to heaven. When we fixate on the text of the Bible, either to obey or to critique, Master Lee would slap us on the head and say, “Don’t look at the finger!” We stand in awe of the transcendent God as we turn our gaze on the focal point of the biblical narrative.

Sexism in the Bible

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Sexism in the Bible
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The Three Failed Pastors wrestle with sexism in the Bible and come to some surprising conclusions.

Yes, there is sexism in the Bible. It’s hard to read certain passages without having our modern sensibilities offended. In this episode, the Three Failed Pastors consider the implications of various approaches especially to Pauline passages such as 1 Timothy 2, and find all of them wanting. They propose another option that retains the authority of Scripture without needing to subjugate women.

God’s Flawed Holy Book

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God's Flawed Holy Book
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The Bible contains flaws but that doesn’t mean it’s defective.

There are errors in the Bible. The three failed pastors (minus one) demonstrate that it is God’s book anyway.

Big Problems with the Big Book

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Big Problems with the Big Book
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The first in our series, “Unbelievable: Addressing obstacles to faith”