Monday, May 27, 2013

Yours Truly on SpokaneFAVS!

As promised last week, here is my inaugural post on SpokaneFAVS, "Ehrman's lecture a reminder that God can use flawed scriptures".

I thoroughly enjoyed both reading Misquoting Jesus and attending Professor Ehrman's lecture of the same title last Thursday evening at the Fox.  (As a side note, Professor Ehrman remarked that the Fox Theater was "the most gorgeous space I have ever spoken in."  He has good taste!)  In this piece I talk about the LDS understanding of Scripture as the word of God, coming through fallible human beings who, naturally, make mistakes sometimes.

So pop on over to SpokaneFAVS and let me know what you think of my very first post as a contributing writer!


  1. Excellent review and insightful I think. I especially appreciate your vision and passion as a member of the LDS church and your patience with people who can hurt or irritate from their own self righteous beliefs. This is of course from an earlier blog where you discussed the joy of a feast and such great interfaith discussions.

    I was not aware that the LDS church always taught that the Bible was flawed and that somehow elevates this church to a higher level of appreciation in my mind. In the Episcopal Church there is much room for discussion and perhaps as many interpretations as there are Episcopalians! I found Ehrman's talk inspiring and interesting and I especially like seeing the ancient torn pieces of manuscript.

    Thank you for such an insightful review. Episcopalians applaud you.

  2. Thanks so much, Polly! Wasn't Ehrman's lecture fascinating? I, too, loved seeing the torn manuscripts. I kept wishing I could read ancient Greek!