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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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“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 →

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 →

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 →

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