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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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John Stott in a Polarized Age

What is discipleship? What should our posture be toward Catholics? Toward Muslims? What about our call to be peaceful in an age of nuclear warfare? What is the relationship between "good news" and "good works?" These and other questions are... Continue Reading →

Michael F. Bird: Paul, the Gospel & Human Suffering (interview)

Michael F. Bird was kind enough to answer some of my questions on the essence of the gospel and modern perceptions of the good news about Jesus. (See here for the first interview in this series with Darrell Bock.) Michael... Continue Reading →

Daron George on the Black Experience in America & How The Church Should Respond (an interview)

  My friend Daron George was kind enough to answer some questions regarding the black experience in America and how the church (particularly white evangelicals) should respond. Associate and Student Ministries Pastor at Orlando North (Altamonte Springs, Florida), Daron's passion... Continue Reading →

Pastoring During a Pandemic: a Conversation with Tim Stobbe

My friend and colleague, pastor Tim Stobbe (senior pastor, WayPoint Church, WA) was kind enough to answer some questions related to his experience of pastoring during the lock-down, how it affected him and his congregation. Tim has been a pastor... Continue Reading →

Ramón De Suze: the Black Experience in America & How the Church Should Respond (an interview)

Pastor, teacher, and my friend Ramón De Suze was kind enough to answer some questions I had relating to race, his experience as a black man in America, and where the church ties in to all of this. My questions... Continue Reading →

“Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter?” Sharing God’s Truth In Troubled Times (Joe Hellerman)

What does the Bible have to say about the "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter" Debate?

Tremper Longman: Christian Rights & Why Language of “Reopening” is Unhelpful (an interview)

I had the honor of asking Tremper Longman III (PhD) some questions about the delicacy and complexity of our given situation. Tremper Longman is Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Westmont College, as well as author of The... Continue Reading →

Approaching the Letter of James: Craig Blomberg, an interview

"What is James' response to the problem of evil? Does James 5 teach that God will always heal?" and other questions answered by Dr. Craig Blomberg.]

A Response to #ReOpenChurch By Michael J. Gorman

Michael J. Gorman, a respected New Testament scholar, recently responded to churches wanting to reopen after President Trump announced his classification of houses of worship as essential. Below is Gorman's post followed by a short interview. [Gorman] A Brief Biblical... Continue Reading →

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