Declobbering the Clobber Texts: Paul’s Writings
Millions of people who call themselves Christians have weaponized the Bible against members of the Alphabet Rainbow community. During this discussion we will look at the writings of Paul through the lenses of 1st century cultures, languages and understanding. As we have with other texts we’ll contemplate the question Do these teachings have anything to do with the varieties of reciprocal loving relationships we find in our Rainbow world?
Tom de Bruin, PhD, is an interdisciplinary scholar of ancient Judaism and early Christianity from South Africa, the Netherlands, and the UK. He has been a pastor and union administrator in the Netherlands and was a professor of New Testament at Newbold College, UK. Find him on Twitter or his website, tomdebruin.com