Straight White American Jesus

A podcast on religion and politics hosted by Daniel Miller and Bradley Onishi, ex-ministers who are now scholars of religion.

It’s in the Code Ep. 90: “Direct Relationship with God”

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One of the effects and purposes of the doctrine that the Bible is “without error” is to provide assurance that when we read it, we have unmediated access to divine teachings. But do we? Can the Bible provide the kind of “immediate” access to God this doctrine promises? In this week’s episode, Dan talks about why this isn’t possible, highlights some of the intermediaries that intervene between readers and their Bibles, and discusses what’s at risk if we don’t recognize this.


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