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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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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 →

“Does the ‘New Perspective’ muddy the waters?” James Dunn Responds

  I had the absolute honor of asking influential theologian and NT scholar James  D. G. Dunn (Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, University of Durham) a few questions regarding the New Perspective on Paul (NPP). I thought it was fitting... Continue Reading →

“Is the ‘New Perspective’ Heretical?” Michael F. Bird Responds

  I recently had the great honor of asking Michael F. Bird (lecturer of Theology, Ridley College, Australia) a few questions regarding the New Perspective on Paul (NPP). I reached out to Bird not only for his extensive knowledge on... Continue Reading →

“What is Sanctification Anyway?” Craig Keener Responds

I had the great honor of asking renown scholar and prolific author Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University, and F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary) a few questions regarding the nature of sanctification. Enjoy! What... Continue Reading →

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