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Doctrinal Bias on Biblical Hermeneutics

I have discovered as a new user that contributions which make good arguments contra traditional Christian doctrines get treated differently than those in support of those doctrines. Originally the ...
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Five Scroll Challenge

It's been a while since we last took up a challenge. Given the not-too-long-ago release of the asking day badges, it seems like a good a time as any to propose one. So here goes. For the month of ...
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Let's have a second opinion!

It's been a while since I issued a challenge and now that hats are over, it's about time for something new. In the past, I've focused on generating new questions, but this time I'd like to focus on ...
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Let's save our tags!

It's been too long since I last proposed a challenge! In the past year, we've covered lots of ground, but there are still some books that we've only asked one question of. Since these tags will ...
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Let's ask about Astronomy

This summer the planet Venus will pass between the sun and the earth (a twice in a lifetime event). Meanwhile, the Bible, as an Ancient Near East text, is filled with astronomical references. So for ...
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Let's find some contradictions!

It's been a long time since I proposed a weekly challenge: I think a lot of people are interested in how to resolve apparent textual discrepancies or contradictions. In fact, several people have ...
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Let's rest Biblically

By an amazing coincidence, this is the 7th challenge topic I've suggested. "Challenge ideas" isn't a challenge itself, but a place for us to collect and vote on topics. My favorite ...
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Let's promote the site

Confession time: I've wasted a lot of time on other things this past week and didn't really participate the challenge. It seems like the site was a bit dead all week long as well, so we really didn't ...
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Let's contemplate silence

This week's challenge was suggested by Soldarnal: Silence I could try to be clever and tie this theme to some part of the calendar, but mostly I thought of it because Psalm 131 came up in my reading ...
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Challenge ideas

Well, I certainly enjoy issuing challenges and trying to ask questions to answer that call, but so far participation has been somewhat limited. Part of the reason might be that I'm coming up with the ...
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Let's give thanks

If you are reading this, there's a good chance that you are among the most fortunate human beings to walk the earth today. So for the next two weeks (see below), let's ask questions around the theme ...
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Let's do some Biblical mathematics

And now for something completely different: Besides being the anniversary of the end of hostilities in WWI, today is 11-11-11, which surely is significant somehow. ;-) The Bible is full of numbers: ...
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Let's remember Peace

Last week, I proposed a challenge to ask more tanakh questions. And I thought I'd make another challenge this week. Friday, November 11 at 11am marks the 93rd anniversary of the Armistice between ...
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Let's ask more Tanakh questions

Inspired by the weekly topic challenge on Jewish Life and Learning - Stack Exchange, I think it would be helpful (and hopefully a fun challenge) to ask questions on a specific topic for some period of ...