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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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Does Romans 13 Teach Us to Obey the Government?

Recently Jeff Sessions made headlines when he brought Romans 13 into the discussion of the zero tolerance policy, immigration in America currently being an extremely hot issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-hV67w6oYA Evangelical responses to Session's use of Romans 13 vary, but seem to... Continue Reading →

John Mark Comer on “Progressive Theology” (video)

It's becoming increasingly clear that within the American church there is a growing fascination with "progressive theology," or at least aspects of it. Names like Rachel Held Evans, or more recently Rob Bell, seem to constantly be stirring the waters... Continue Reading →

The Humanity of Jesus & the Kingdom of God: a Conversation with Cherith Fee Nordling (Part I)

I had the great honor of conducting an interview with Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling (of Northern Seminary, Chicago) regarding the kingdom of God and some of its everyday implications. This is part one of a transcript of an hour-long phone... Continue Reading →

Jesus Needed A Mother

It may be hard for Christians who revere Jesus as divine (as God) to think of God as ever being needy or vulnerable. And yet the Bible is not the Bible if it doesn't shock us (even those, or especially... Continue Reading →

Can We Overemphasize Community?

It's no surprise that our theologies are made up in part by Scripture, and in part by us reacting to extremes. It's also no surprise that the American church has so stressed personal salvation that evangelicalism is thought of as... Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong with a “Verse of the Day” theology?

A practice I picked up when I was much younger was to open my Bible up, place my finger on a verse, and take it as God's personal word for me for that day (something not too uncommon in some... Continue Reading →

Is the Word-Faith Movement “Evangelical?” A Conversation with Steve Tsoukalas

I recently had the great honor of asking Dr. Steve Tsoukalas (PhD, University of Birmingham) a few questions regarding the Word of Faith movement. My questions are in bold.   To the uninitiated, what is the ‘Word of Faith’ movement?... Continue Reading →

Andrew Das on a “Newer Perspective” on Paul (an interview)

I had the great honor of conducting an interview with greatly-respected Pauline expert Dr. Anrew Das of Elmhurst College (see here for his new web-page). For anyone even remotely interested in the New Perspective debate, Dr. Das offers insightful answers... Continue Reading →

Walter C. Kaiser on Christians & the Old Testament (an interview)

Below you'll find a brief interview I had the honor of conducting with renowned scholar and author Walter C. Kaiser Jr. regarding the Old Testament (OT) and its complexities.  Among many other works, Dr. Kaiser is the author of a... Continue Reading →

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