What the Bible Says and What the Bible Does by Clay Libolt

Clay Libolt is a retired pastor living in the Pacific Northwest (and sometimes in Arizona). Since his retirement, he has served as interim pastor several times and once as a high school principal. He  launched his website and the accompanying blog because of his love for the Bible and because he believes what’s best about the Bible is often lost in the theological welter of our age. He brings to this task and to this love not only seminary training (Calvin Theological Seminary) but a Ph.D. in Ancient Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. You may at first find his approach to the Bible different from the approach you were taught–more literary, more embedded in ancient culture–but press on. There is much to be gained and little to be lost by reading the Bible in this way.


“Did something go wrong?” That is the question Dr. Clay Libolt explores in this reflection on how we interpret Biblical teachings regarding human sexuality. 


The outcomes of our Bible study are an important test of whether we are reading what God intended, says Dr. Clay Libolt. Drawing on history and a thoughtful look at what is happening in CRC circles, Libolt makes a strong case for revisiting decisions made by recent synods because the impacts are not in keeping with God’s mission. 

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