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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

“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 →

“What is Sanctification Anyway?” Craig Keener Responds

I had the great honor of asking renown scholar and prolific author Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University, and F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary) a few questions regarding the nature of sanctification. Enjoy! What... Continue Reading →

Do We Read The Bible Like Thomas Jefferson?

One of the founding fathers of America, Thomas Jefferson, is infamous for taking a pair of scissors and cutting out certain Bible passages. He did so especially with the miracles of Jesus since they went against Jefferson's enlightenment worldview. While... Continue Reading →

Should Christians Read the Apocrypha? A Conversation with David deSilva

I had the great honor of asking renowned Bible-scholar David deSilva a few questions regarding Christians and their relationship to the Apocrypha, as well as if we should in fact read this body of texts. Enjoy!   Why do so... Continue Reading →

Angels in an “Enlightened” Era: Scot McKnight’s “Hum of Angels” (book review)

If there was a topic I avoid like the plague it would be "angels." Not because I'm not interested, but rather because I have read far too many books on cosmology which have left a bad taste in my mouth.... Continue Reading →

Does Christianity Allow For Violence? A Look at Preston Sprinkle’s “Fight” (Part II)

By Jonah Sandford Like countless other readers of the Bible, at various points I’ve wondered how to handle the perceived disconnect between the God of the Old Testament, who sanctions violence, and the Christ of the New Testament, who teaches... Continue Reading →

“America’s Pastors Rethink Homosexuality” (video)

Below is a recently-published video which consists of different Christian leaders describing their journey into becoming affirming. A lot can be said about their words as well as the demeaning spirit that some of the leaders seemed to exhibit, but... Continue Reading →

Do Christians Need the Old Testament? Tremper Longman (an interview)

I had the great honor of asking Dr. Tremper Longman (Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies at Westmont College) a few questions about Christians and their relationship to the Old Testament. Enjoy! Many Bible-reading Christians are quite fond of the New Testament.... Continue Reading →

Does Christianity Allow for Violence? A Look at Preston Sprinkle’s “Fight” (Part I)

By Jonah Sandford   As a serious student of the Bible, I find a kindred spirit in Preston Sprinkle. His thoughtful and earnest pursuit of well-grounded biblical theology shows in his work. His 2013 release, Fight: A Christian Case for... Continue Reading →

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