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Overthinking Christian

Our scope here is to rattle evangelical norms that threaten Biblical norms (as well as pretend we are smarter and more "spiritual" than we actually are).

“Is Keeping the Sabbath For Today?” A Conversation with Rob Muthiah

I had the great honor of asking Dr. Rob Muthiah (Professor, Department of Ministry, Asuza Pacific Seminary) a few questions regarding the role of the Sabbath in the lives of Christians. Rob Mutthiah is the author of The Sabbath Experiment: Spiritual... Continue Reading →

The Birth of Christ in an Impersonal Age

An element that seems to have been assumed throughout human history is the notion that the table is sacred; such a notion seems to transcend culture itself.  While ours is a generation that can boast much about technological advancements and... Continue Reading →

Approaching the Book of Job: a Conversation with Kyle Dunham

  I had the honor of asking Dr. Kyle C. Dunham (author of The Pious Sage in Job) a few questions regarding the book of Job, and how Christians and modern laypeople can best understand this ancient text. My questions are... Continue Reading →

Jon Laansma: How Are Christians to Approach the Sabbath?

I had the great honor of asking Dr. Jon C. Laansma (Professor of Classical Languages and New Testament, Gerald F. Hawthorne Chair of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Wheaton) a few questions about Christians and the Sabbath. Enjoy! As Christians... Continue Reading →

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Brian Zahnd (book review)

The question of there being discontinuity between the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) is an important one, and is not at all a new discussion. Certain questions plague many Christians, such as the following: Does the OT... Continue Reading →

Have You Heard? A Free Resource on the Greek Text of Galatians!

I was honored to have been part of a freshly released textbook on the Greek of Galatians, Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts. Edited by Dr. Nijay K. Gupta and Jonah M. Sanford, the goal of this undertaking was... Continue Reading →

Paul: Apostle of Christ (movie review)

[By Alex Pascal] Paul: Apostle of Christ (2018) is based on how the New Testament book of Acts came to be. The film focuses on the relationship between Paul and Luke (Jim Caveziel playing Luke), Luke and the Christians in... Continue Reading →

“I Am Not Ashamed of The Gospel” in Historical Context

Growing up in the church, I would hear Paul's words in Romans 1:16 ("I am not ashamed of the gospel") quite often. This verse at times was used as a sort of tool to guilt-trip congregants who didn't prefer sharing... Continue Reading →

Does Romans 13 Teach Us to Obey the Government?

Recently Jeff Sessions made headlines when he brought Romans 13 into the discussion of the zero tolerance policy, immigration in America currently being an extremely hot issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-hV67w6oYA Evangelical responses to Session's use of Romans 13 vary, but seem to... Continue Reading →

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