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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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Ten Problems Plaguing Modern Christianity

Reflections on ‘Paul & the Language of Faith’ (Part II)

In Part I of this reflection, I focused more on the gist of Paul and the Language of Faith and the general disconnect between how "faith" is used in the Bible vs. how it is used in much of evangelicalism and... Continue Reading →

Is God Required to Meet All Our Needs? Understanding Philippians 4:19

Philippians 4:19 makes a bold statement: "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus" (NIV). At first glance it seems that Paul is saying that each believer will be taken... Continue Reading →

David Lyle Jeffrey on Luke’s Gospel

Luke may be my second-favorite Gospel writer, following closely after Mark. I was therefore excited to receive my copy of the latest from Brazos Press by one David Lyle Jeffrey. Marked by simplicity and carefully written, it is packed with... Continue Reading →

Suffering and Hope in the Letters of Paul (Free eBook)

  When it comes to suffering, Christians do not always know how they are to respond. Are we allowed to lament in light of passages like "God working all things for the good of those who love him" and "rejoice... Continue Reading →

Paul and the Language of Faith: an Interview with Nijay Gupta

I had the great honor of asking Dr. Nijay K. Gupta, a prolific author and respected New Testament scholar, a few questions about his latest release, Paul and the Language of Faith (foreword by James Dunn). Dealing with whether or... Continue Reading →

Douglas Harink’s Brazos Theological Commentary

Author and theologian Douglas Harink (professor of theology, The King's University College) has produced a simple yet concise commentary on 1 and 2 Peter. A few hundred pages in length, what I most appreciate about this new release (2019) is... Continue Reading →

Best Reads of 2019

This year has proven quite busy, but toward the last few months I have been most fortunate to read a lot of new releases. Here are my top picks!       Pastor Paul by Scot McKnight might be one of... Continue Reading →

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