One of the founding fathers of America, Thomas Jefferson, is infamous for taking a pair of scissors and cutting out certain Bible passages. He did so especially with the miracles of Jesus since they went against Jefferson’s enlightenment worldview. While I don’t think Christians would dare bring a scissor to what we regard as God’s word, the question is, do we skip around certain passages and verses when they don’t fit our agenda? Do we in our mind cut out texts that go against the grain of our worldview and/or ideology?
I am a music enthusiast as well as an avid song-writer. I am also a comic enthusiast and enjoy creating graphic novels in my spare time. I am a follower of Jesus and on the side I love delving into books on theology and church history. I am married to the absolute love of my life and am a father of two. I am currently studying theology at Portland Seminary of George Fox where I am finishing up my MDiv. My wife and I enjoy watching Malcolm in the Middle or The X-Files.