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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).

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Paul Moldovan

I am a music enthusiast as well as an avid song-writer. I am also a comic enthusiast and enjoy creating graphic novels in my spare time. I am a follower of Jesus and on the side I love delving into books on theology and church history. I am married to the absolute love of my life and am a father of one. I am currently studying theology at Portland Seminary of George Fox, where I am working towards my MDiv. And lastly, I suffer from 'Netflix syndrome.'

Kent Yinger on the New Perspective on Paul (interview)

I had the great honor of asking Dr. Kent Yinger (Adjunct Professor of New Testament Studies, Georgefox University) a few questions regarding the New Perspective on Paul (NPP). Dr. Yinger is the author of The New Perspective on Paul: An Introduction,... Continue Reading →

“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 →

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