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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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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 →

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 →

David Gowler on Understanding the Parables

I had the honor of asking David Gowler (the Pierce Chair of Religion and the director of the Pierce Program of Religion at Oxford College of Emory University) a few questions regarding the parables and how the modern reader can... Continue Reading →

Does the ‘New Perspective’ Diminish “Personal” Sin? Scot McKnight Responds

I had the immense honor of asking NT scholar Scot McKnight (Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary) some questions regarding the New Perspective on Paul (NPP).   You have noted elsewhere that you were there during the formation of the... Continue Reading →

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