Biblical interpretation


Multitudes of Moseses

From baby in a basket to liberating lawgiver, Moses has been all things to all people.


Take & Read: New Testament

Matthew L. Skinner recommends the best recently published books in his field.


Novel exegesis

A review of Mary Rakow

The lines between sacred history and contemporary life are wonderfully, miraculously blurred.


The feminist Bushnell

A review of Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Katharine Bushnell was a reforming whirlwind who left the mission field to campaign for temperance and against the sex trade.


Hermeneutics in a fragile land

A review of Will Stalder

The history of Palestinian Christian interpretation of the Old Testament reminds us of the nuanced, fragile nature of life in that region.


How to Read the Bible, by Harvey Cox

For the Bible to belong not only to the church or the academy but to the people, a guidebook is needed. Harvey Cox provides one.


One story, three ways

Robert Gregg traces five scriptural stories as they were later understood by commentators—Jewish, Christian, and Muslim.


The Bible’s Yes to Same-Sex Marriage, by Mark Achtemeier

Mark Achtemeier and I once faced off at General Assembly over gay ordination. Sixteen years later, he preached at my ordination.


The many Jobs

C. L. Seow explores how the book of Job might have been understood by its original writers and audiences, and how we might look at it now.