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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).

Jesus Needed A Mother

It may be hard for Christians who revere Jesus as divine (as God) to think of God as ever being needy or vulnerable. And yet the Bible is not the Bible if it doesn't shock us (even those, or especially... Continue Reading →

“Tortured For Christ” (movie review)

[by Alex Pascal] (SPOILERS) The 2018 film ‘Tortured for Christ’ is based on the true story of Richard Wurmbrand, a Romanian minister who was imprisoned and tortured under the Ceausescu regime for many years due to his preaching the gospel.... Continue Reading →

Can We Overemphasize Community?

It's no surprise that our theologies are made up in part by Scripture, and in part by us reacting to extremes. It's also no surprise that the American church has so stressed personal salvation that evangelicalism is thought of as... Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong with a “Verse of the Day” theology?

A practice I picked up when I was much younger was to open my Bible up, place my finger on a verse, and take it as God's personal word for me for that day (something not too uncommon in some... Continue Reading →

Is the Word-Faith Movement “Evangelical?” A Conversation with Steve Tsoukalas

I recently had the great honor of asking Dr. Steve Tsoukalas (PhD, University of Birmingham) a few questions regarding the Word of Faith movement. My questions are in bold.   To the uninitiated, what is the ‘Word of Faith’ movement?... Continue Reading →

Andrew Das on a “Newer Perspective” on Paul (an interview)

I had the great honor of conducting an interview with greatly-respected Pauline expert Dr. Anrew Das of Elmhurst College (see here for his new web-page). For anyone even remotely interested in the New Perspective debate, Dr. Das offers insightful answers... Continue Reading →

Walter C. Kaiser on Christians & the Old Testament (an interview)

Below you'll find a brief interview I had the honor of conducting with renowned scholar and author Walter C. Kaiser Jr. regarding the Old Testament (OT) and its complexities.  Among many other works, Dr. Kaiser is the author of a... Continue Reading →

Another Cringe-worthy Quote from a sermon

Once in a while I'll scan the local Christian radio stations out of curiosity. I did so again last night, listening to a few minutes of a sermon. The pastor proceeded to tell of his interactions with people who ask... Continue Reading →

Jesus Memorized Scripture

Did Jesus hunger? Did Jesus thirst? It's a sad day for evangelicals when Christians actually think such questions. It means without a doubt that the church is failing in presenting a robust understanding of Jesus as both human and God,... Continue Reading →

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