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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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Gnosticism

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 →

“If God isn’t anti-earth or anti-culture, then why are we?” Keith Green and Reflections on the Incarnation (Video Included)

This Christmas season I studied John 1, falling in love with John's simplistic and creative depiction of a God who becomes (hu)man. Here we encounter a God who chooses to enter our world, engaging with our "worldly" culture (at least... Continue Reading →

The Issue of Gnosticism (part 2)

Paul and Jesus on worship While in many churches worship is thought to be solely about heaven and spiritual reality, Paul connects worship to the mundane of earthly existence: “Whatever you eat or drink do it for the glory of... Continue Reading →

The Issue of Gnosticism (part 1)

S Gnosticism is a term referring to an ancient way of thought which deemphasizes the physical (the human body, the earthly) while placing high value on the non-physical (the “spiritual” dimension). It crept into some Christian circles in primitive church... Continue Reading →

How God Became King, N.T. Wright (book review)

N.T. Wright's How God Became King attempts to show that Christians tend to read the Gospels (Matthew-through-John) improperly. He notes a myriad of tendencies that are common in evangelical circles, one of them being, the reading of the gospels through Pauline... Continue Reading →

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