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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).

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 →

What Should Christians Prioritize During “the Worst Pandemic in Modern History?” (An Interview with Eugen Bold)

On May 2nd, 2020, six Romanian evangelical churches in the Chicago area informed the public and their governor of their decision to begin holding services with about 100 congregants per service (the current state-mandated limit is 10). Six pastors stated... Continue Reading →

Richard Wurmbrand, Loneliness, and Creativity in Isolation

Write your thoughts down. Write your aspirations down. Because when you will come out of confinement, you will have them as priceless treasures. Transform isolation into a creative situation.

Reflecting on Gethsemane During COVID-19

The Bible is clear with examples (none greater than Gethsemane) that lament is not a sign of weakness.

Why You Should Read “He Descended to the Dead”

Evangelicals in general can be guilty of oversimplifying death as well as conflating hell with hades. This book, if read carefully, is a step in the right direction toward a more solid and robust theology of death, hades, and hell.

(How) Is the Apostle’s Creed Important?

As with Wesley Hill’s The Lord’s Prayer (in this same series), The Apostle's Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism by Ben Meyers contains stunning and captivating visuals which aid the engaging reading. Meyers here proves to be both theologically rigorous... Continue Reading →

Holy Saturday and the Descent of Jesus: Did Jesus Enter Hell?

Both the Apostles' and the Athanasian Creeds affirm the belief that Christ "descended to the dead." Throughout the centuries, Christians have yearly reflected on Christ's descent on Holy Saturday. But is such language biblical to begin with? Did Christ enter... Continue Reading →

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