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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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Soong-Chan Rah on the American Church: “We Have Buried the Practice of Lament” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhjxTWOJjkI Old-Testament scholar Soong-Chan Rah addresses the American church and her inability to mourn. This is reflected in even our song selections in both traditional and contemporary worship services. He notes that "In an evangelical triumphalistic Christianity we have buried the... Continue Reading →

Scot McKnight, “If You Tweak a Weak Gospel You Still Have a Weak Gospel,” (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6GyjaDhcac Above is a promo for a book that I am finishing up titled "The King Jesus Gospel: the original good news revisited" by accomplished New Testament scholar Scot McKnight. McKnight critiques the modern gospel as being one preoccupied with... Continue Reading →

John Piper denounces “American Christianity” (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziXuJI3ae4U His name usually carrying with it baggage of controversy (with good reason most of the time), popular pastor John Piper describes how since this country's inception it has been a "good thing" to be a Christian, while since the... Continue Reading →

A Defense of Religion? A Brief Response to the New Atheists

From a philosophical viewpoint, ours seems to be a radically different era than ever. Before, people everywhere seemed to over-spiritualize all things; ‘the storm that ruined my crops came from the gods’ or ‘the crops were abundant because the gods... Continue Reading →

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