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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).

Should Christians Read the Apocrypha? A Conversation with David deSilva

I had the great honor of asking renowned Bible-scholar David deSilva a few questions regarding Christians and their relationship to the Apocrypha, as well as if we should in fact read this body of texts. Enjoy!   Why do so... Continue Reading →

Angels in an “Enlightened” Era: Scot McKnight’s “Hum of Angels” (book review)

If there was a topic I avoid like the plague it would be "angels." Not because I'm not interested, but rather because I have read far too many books on cosmology which have left a bad taste in my mouth.... Continue Reading →

Does Christianity Allow For Violence? A Look at Preston Sprinkle’s “Fight” (Part II)

By Jonah Sandford Like countless other readers of the Bible, at various points I’ve wondered how to handle the perceived disconnect between the God of the Old Testament, who sanctions violence, and the Christ of the New Testament, who teaches... Continue Reading →

“America’s Pastors Rethink Homosexuality” (video)

Below is a recently-published video which consists of different Christian leaders describing their journey into becoming affirming. A lot can be said about their words as well as the demeaning spirit that some of the leaders seemed to exhibit, but... Continue Reading →

Do Christians Need the Old Testament? Tremper Longman (an interview)

I had the great honor of asking Dr. Tremper Longman (Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies at Westmont College) a few questions about Christians and their relationship to the Old Testament. Enjoy! Many Bible-reading Christians are quite fond of the New Testament.... Continue Reading →

Does Christianity Allow for Violence? A Look at Preston Sprinkle’s “Fight” (Part I)

By Jonah Sandford   As a serious student of the Bible, I find a kindred spirit in Preston Sprinkle. His thoughtful and earnest pursuit of well-grounded biblical theology shows in his work. His 2013 release, Fight: A Christian Case for... Continue Reading →

Was There a Literal Resurrection? Mike Licona Responds

I had the great honor of conducting an interview with sought-after author and speaker Dr. Mike Licona (Associate Professor in Theology, Houston Baptist University) regarding the historical validity of the resurrection of Jesus. Why do you believe in a literal... Continue Reading →

Was Jesus Raised From the Dead? (Video)

Below is the debate between Dr. Mike Licona (Houston Baptist University) and  former-Christian now-atheist Matt Dillahunty of "The Atheist Experience." The debate took place at the [un]Apologetic Conference 2017 in Austin, TX on Feb 25. The question of the debate... Continue Reading →

“If God Knows the Future, Why Pray?” Darrell Bock Responds

  Below you will find an interview I conducted with well-known Bible scholar Darrell Bock (Senior Research Professor of NT Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary) regarding the relationship between God's sovereignty and prayer. The questions are in bold followed by Dr.... Continue Reading →

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