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Stuart Tyner

The Good and Honorable Pharisees

If Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson had been New Testament scholars instead of country music singers, they probably would have used a different word than “cowboys” in their Grammy Award winning duet of an Ed and Patsy Bruce ballad.

“Mamas,” they might have crooned for a 1st century version, “don’t let your babies grow up to be church leaders

They ain’t easy to love and harder to hold…
Them that don’t know ‘em won't like them
and them that do, sometimes won't know how to take ‘em.”

Art and Biblical Interpretation: The Concocted Furor Over Noah

I’m a little amused, but mostly annoyed, at the hyperventilating retorts to Darren Aronofsky’s adaptation of the biblical story of Noah. Most of the assaults on the movie are being reported as coming from “Christians.” 

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