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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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Theology

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 →

Jesus Memorized Scripture

Did Jesus hunger? Did Jesus thirst? It's a sad day for evangelicals when Christians actually think such questions. It means without a doubt that the church is failing in presenting a robust understanding of Jesus as both human and God,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Reflecting on the Incarnation & Birth of Christ

As Christians of many stripes we all pause to remember the radical humility of God first manifested through the Incarnation and birth of Christ. In Martin Luther's theology of the cross he saw that the love of God is oriented... Continue Reading →

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