The Curse of Literalism

Most people reading the Bible take the same reading skills to it they use for the morning paper. This promotes a literal outcome quite naturally. Without being schooled in biblical genres, it’s easy to confuse narrative and other writings as exact representations of reality. The problem is, they are seldom that. Today’s podcast episode introduces …

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Reimagining Church (with Eric Elnes)

The church in America is losing members at an alarming rate, especially among the Millennials and younger groups. The fastest-growing religious self-designation is “no religious affiliation,” the “Nones.” The reason most often given: irrelevancy. Dr. Eric Elnes is one of the most innovative pastors in America. He has built an enormous following among all age …

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Apocalyptic Theology: A Bane on the New Testament

Anyone moving from the Hebrew Bible to the New Testament is immediately confronted with a very different world of understanding. The Hebrew Bible knows of no eternal life, Hell, Satan as the arch-enemy of God, or a final judgment, just to mention a few radical changes. And most dramatically of all, the kingdom of God …

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What Is the Trinity in the 21st Century?

The Trinity as articulated in the Nicene Creed (325 CE) took a long time to arrive and an even longer time to understand. Most attempts to describe its meaning end in one heresy or another. To help us with this I’ve invited two theologians who have authored books to this goal. Dr. Bob Cornwall, a …

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There Is No Bible

by Steve Kindle In a very real sense, there is no such thing as the Bible. Especially in such statements as, “The Bible says….” Oh, sure, there are books that have “Holy Bible” imprinted on them. The Bible is an anthology, really; composed of 66 compositions written over a 1000-year period by many known and …

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Episode 1: Why Listen to Faith on the Edge?

This is our inaugural episode. We answer the question, “Why should I spend time listening to this podcast?” It’s short (9 minutes), so if it’s not for you, you can quickly move on. We do hope you’ll subscribe. Podcasts will resume in January 2021 Future episodes will include experts in many of these categories: What …

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