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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).

Violence in the Old Testament: a conversation with John Walton

Below you will find an interview I had the great honor of conducting with Old Testament scholar and author Dr. John Walton whose NIV commentary on Genesis I personally and enthusiastically recommend. The interview has to do with the relationship... Continue Reading →

Make Christianity Multi-cultural Again

Today is a day when a man is honored all across America because of an idea: that equality should be more than an ideal-it should be a reality. Martin Luther King's impact is felt not just in America but has... Continue Reading →

Reflecting on the Incarnation & Birth of Christ

As Christians of many stripes we all pause to remember the radical humility of God first manifested through the Incarnation and birth of Christ. In Martin Luther's theology of the cross he saw that the love of God is oriented... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Edward Fudge

  I have been interacting with Dr. Edward Fudge (best known for his views on hell being temporary rather than eternal) through email for a brief interview on his thoughts on hell, and he was kind enough to say "yes"... Continue Reading →

The New Perspective: a Fading Fad? B. J. Oropeza Responds

I had the great honor of asking New Testament scholar B. J. Oropeza (Professor of Biblical & Religious Studies, Azusa Pacific University) a few questions regarding the New Perspective on Paul (NPP). Dr. Oropeza is the author of a new commentary... Continue Reading →

Is Hell Eternal? John Stackhouse says No (Interview)

I had the great honor of asking John Stackhouse (Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies & Dean of Faculty Development, Crandall University) a few questions regarding hell and its nature, namely, is it eternal? My questions are in bold.  ... Continue Reading →

Walter Brueggemann: the Old Testament vs the New (an interview)

I had the great honor of asking renowned Old Testament (OT) scholar Walter Brueggemann a few questions regarding the OT and it's relationship to the New Testament. My questions are in bold.   What authors, scholars, and/or theologians have most... Continue Reading →

Talking Snakes & Genocide: John Goldingay on the Old Testament (interview)

  I had the great honor of asking renowned Old Testament (OT) scholar and professor John Goldingay a few questions regarding the OT and its relationship to the Christian faith as well as to the New Testament (NT) in general.... Continue Reading →

Some Thoughts on Lecrae & His Leaving White Evangelicalism

On September 30 Hip Hop artist Lecrae sat down at the Truth Table to discuss, well, himself, and the topic of race in Christianity/evangelicalism. One woman commented to Lecrae that some see him as having left "white evangelicalism", and here are... Continue Reading →

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