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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

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 →

Is Hell Eternal? John Stackhouse says No (Interview)

I had the great honor of asking John Stackhouse (Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies & Dean of Faculty Development, Crandall University) a few questions regarding hell and its nature, namely, is it eternal? My questions are in bold.  ... Continue Reading →

Walter Brueggemann: the Old Testament vs the New (an interview)

I had the great honor of asking renowned Old Testament (OT) scholar Walter Brueggemann a few questions regarding the OT and it's relationship to the New Testament. My questions are in bold.   What authors, scholars, and/or theologians have most... Continue Reading →

Some Thoughts on Lecrae & His Leaving White Evangelicalism

On September 30 Hip Hop artist Lecrae sat down at the Truth Table to discuss, well, himself, and the topic of race in Christianity/evangelicalism. One woman commented to Lecrae that some see him as having left "white evangelicalism", and here are... Continue Reading →

Does the ‘New Perspective’ Diminish “Personal” Sin? Scot McKnight Responds

I had the immense honor of asking NT scholar Scot McKnight (Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary) some questions regarding the New Perspective on Paul (NPP).   You have noted elsewhere that you were there during the formation of the... Continue Reading →

“Does the ‘New Perspective’ muddy the waters?” James Dunn Responds

  I had the absolute honor of asking influential theologian and NT scholar James  D. G. Dunn (Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, University of Durham) a few questions regarding the New Perspective on Paul (NPP). I thought it was fitting... Continue Reading →

“Is the ‘New Perspective’ Heretical?” Michael F. Bird Responds

  I recently had the great honor of asking Michael F. Bird (lecturer of Theology, Ridley College, Australia) a few questions regarding the New Perspective on Paul (NPP). I reached out to Bird not only for his extensive knowledge on... Continue Reading →

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