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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).

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 →

Another Cringe-worthy Quote from a sermon

Once in a while I'll scan the local Christian radio stations out of curiosity. I did so again last night, listening to a few minutes of a sermon. The pastor proceeded to tell of his interactions with people who ask... 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 →

Goodbye Edward Fudge

  I have been interacting with Dr. Edward Fudge (best known for his views on hell being temporary rather than eternal) through email for a brief interview on his thoughts on hell, and he was kind enough to say "yes"... Continue Reading →

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 →

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