Discuss problematic Bible passages
I will have a discussion with you (time permitting) about any passage in The Bible (both Old Testament and New Testament) that you consider to be problematic. Absolutely anything at all is up for scrutiny. Maybe you regard a particular verse or section of the Jewish and/or Christian scriptures to be morally suspect, illogical, contradictory, unenlightened, barbaric, cruel, unscientific, in poor taste, etc.
My only request, of course, is that you're entirely open and honest, not holding back on account of potential offense or contentiousness. If you want the simplistic or waving-off sort of answers, I'm not the person you're looking for. If, however, you'd like a thorough and cerebral - but respectful - discussion, I'd look forward to the opportunity to talk with you.
"The Bible says it; I believe it; that settles it!"
Instead of pursuing some vacuously fundamentalist or obnoxiously clueless line like the above, my approach is to begin with establishing the context in which a verse or passage in question is written, followed by an in-depth conversation about the issues that still remain significant in light of this context. Yes, context is king - but it's certainly not the case that all kings are inherently good, let alone worthy of being accepted or obeyed.
Training & Qualifications
Full disclosure: I've been a Christian for at least 12 years, with sympathies toward Reformed Baptist theology and a conservative perspective on the formation, preservation, and interpretation of the Old and New Testaments. This orientation also informs my views on civil polity, which happen to be radically libertarian in scope.
Since my emphases in college were composition, communication, and rhetoric studies, I've also had the opportunity to engage with scholarship in the areas of logic, rhetorical history and theory, and critical analysis. As a result, aside from my theological background (which is also primarily academic in nature), I anticipate that my familiarity with rhetoric and communication theory will inevitably bring something unique to any biblical discussions that we might have.
Availability & Preferences
I'm available on weekdays and weekends, especially in the mornings and afternoons.