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Discuss problematic Bible passages

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5 per session Virtual OK

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.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Chris


Aug 24, 2018
Chris was very nice. He knows a lot of scripture and how to put it together in context.
Nov 01, 2017
I don’t understand why “the word” needs to be a person or thing. The word was God like it says (figurative) because The beginning of the word = Gene...sis 3.15. Are your words things or people or are they words? Cannot the word be God if God was 110% able to Finnish it what He originally set out to do? That is if He is a god of His word. Thanks Chris. I am asking you to think about it more. show more
Mar 23, 2017
he was very patient with me. i appriciate it
May 07, 2019
I was pleasantly surprised by what I received. It was just what I wanted. Definitely Recommended by me.
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Jan 25, 2019
Chris did a great job! Thank you for helping out!!!
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Sep 24, 2018
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Sep 24, 2018
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Sep 24, 2018
great working with you. thanks. enjoy your stickers
Aug 18, 2018
Fabulous Sonnet about Smiles .. thanks for sharing your creative talent with me.
Aug 17, 2018
So special, Chris wrote a Shakespearean Sonnet on Reflexology for me!


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About Chris Bacavis

I'm a teacher, writer, editor, and researcher living in Colorado Springs. Outside of tutoring student writers on a regular basis, I've also worked as a senior research fellow with the Institute for Pu...blic Dialogue, a rabid freelancer partnering with businesses and non-profits, and a consultant filing numerous Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of investigative reporters. My politically oriented and academic writing has been published on my own blog (blog.chrisbacavis.com), Reformed Libertarian, and Freedom Bunker, while my creative writing has been featured in Empirical Magazine, The Penwood Review, The Dial, and the short story collection Fireside Dreams. I earned my Bachelor's in English, with a Communication minor, from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS). Since then, I've continued to do English/communication tutoring, freelance editing, and research work for more than a dozen business, creative, and education-oriented clients. I also have at least two years of experience in editing written content for self-published authors, specifically nonfiction/journalism, fiction, and short stories. I'm most motivated by opportunities that I know will benefit and shape me in terms of developing relationships, acquiring skills, and building in knowledge. As such, I'm always seeking out new experiences and looking for unique ways in which to fulfill that desire on my part. Simbi has become a wonderful venue in which to carry that out. show more

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