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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

What Should Christians Prioritize During “the Worst Pandemic in Modern History?” (An Interview with Eugen Bold)

On May 2nd, 2020, six Romanian evangelical churches in the Chicago area informed the public and their governor of their decision to begin holding services with about 100 congregants per service (the current state-mandated limit is 10). Six pastors stated... Continue Reading →

Richard Wurmbrand, Loneliness, and Creativity in Isolation

Write your thoughts down. Write your aspirations down. Because when you will come out of confinement, you will have them as priceless treasures. Transform isolation into a creative situation.

Reflecting on Gethsemane During COVID-19

The Bible is clear with examples (none greater than Gethsemane) that lament is not a sign of weakness.

Why You Should Read “He Descended to the Dead”

Evangelicals in general can be guilty of oversimplifying death as well as conflating hell with hades. This book, if read carefully, is a step in the right direction toward a more solid and robust theology of death, hades, and hell.

Holy Saturday and the Descent of Jesus: Did Jesus Enter Hell?

Both the Apostles' and the Athanasian Creeds affirm the belief that Christ "descended to the dead." Throughout the centuries, Christians have yearly reflected on Christ's descent on Holy Saturday. But is such language biblical to begin with? Did Christ enter... Continue Reading →

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 →

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