Back to the Bible Resources

For those of us who have experienced spiritual violence, reading scripture can feel more dangerous than inspiring. Finding resources to help us think about the Bible in new ways can be helpful towards reclaiming the tradition. This list is a diverse array of books (in alphabetical order by author), each with their own perspective, but not specifically about OtherWise experience. 

What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything (2017) by Rob Bell

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith (1995 with later reprints) by Marcus Borg

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Claim Who You Are

I’ve never fit in. As far as I can remember, I’ve always made people uncomfortable.

Don’t get me wrong, I had supportive and flexible white liberal parents in the 1970s and they taught me I could grow up to be anything I wanted to be. But they literally couldn’t imagine all that would entail.

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Beyond “Brothers and Sisters”

In times of stress many people, religious leaders as well as regular folk, often invoke a sense of community by calling on “brothers and sisters.” However, many people who fall into the category of non-binary gender do not identify as male or female, brother or sister.  That binary language leaves us out.

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White parents and white kids discuss race

My child is not white, so this is not my experience per se. But someone asked me today about resources for white parents wanting to talk with their white kids about race. I thought I would save the links from a quick search here. I am glad to add additional recommendations, prioritize, etc based on feedback.

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