Peace of the Gospel Conference

This November 2-4, Preaching Peace is hosting the inaugural Peace of the Gospel conference, a gathering in teaching and song that centers proactive Shalom at the very heart of the Gospel. For several months now, momentum has been building to come together nationwide as a family gathered around the … [Read more...]

Modern Evangelicalism as Second Temple Judaism v. 2.0

This is a guest post by Matt Distefano.Matthew J. Distefano is the author of All Set Free and From the Blood of Abel. He is a regular contributor for the Unfundamentalist Christians blog on Patheos.  Modern Evangelicalism, or, in other words "Second Temple Judaism v. 2. … [Read more...]

The Use of the Old Testament by New Testament Writers

When the Bible is used as a foundation for faith and beliefs by so many, it begs a huge foundational question: “What is the Bible?”  This question is comprised of a myriad of other questions that people tend to ask themselves.  Here are just a few:What is the relationship between God and humans … [Read more...]

Metaphysical Jesus. — by Rob Grayson

This guest post encourages us to be disciples, and not merely fans, of a down-to-earth Jesus.Rob Grayson is a freelance translator from Coventry, England. He is passionate about amateur theology and likes to write about the deconstruction and reconstruction of faith, theology and Christian … [Read more...]

Resurrection: Neither Mythical Nor Historical

This is a guest post by Jonathan Sauder.Jonathan Sauder currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas, where he is completing a Master of Theological Studies degree at Brite Divinity School. He focuses his theological research on excavating and exposing the empire-friendly habits of theologies past … [Read more...]

Reflections on Holy Week. Part 3 of 3. –by Jan Coates

This concludes Jan's three part series on the meaning of Holy Week.Jan Coates is a married mother of two adult sons (and two cats). She lives in an outer suburb of Melbourne, Australia and is currently completing a Master of Arts (Theology) and beginning a Master of Theological Studies at … [Read more...]

A Holy Week Reflection. Part 2 of 3 –by Jan Coates

This guest post is part two of a three part imaginative reflection on the meaning of Jesus' last week.Jan Coates is a married mother of two adult sons (and two cats). She lives in an outer suburb of Melbourne, Australia and is currently completing a Master of Arts (Theology) and beginning a … [Read more...]

A Holy Week Reflection. Part 1 of 3. –by Jan Coates

This guest post is part one of a three part imaginative reflection on the meaning of Jesus' last week.Jan Coates is a married mother of two adult sons (and two cats). She lives in an outer suburb of Melbourne, Australia and is currently completing a Master of Arts (Theology) and beginning a … [Read more...]

Religious Microcephaly and Bible Belt Assassins. — by Jonathan Sauder

Remember the famous last words of the church? "But we've never done it that way!"  This guest post suggests that those dying words are conservative, and thus not at all traditional.Jonathan Sauder currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas, where he is completing a Master of Theological Studies … [Read more...]

Raveling. Part 4 of 4: Dreams Disturbed: Awaking to Love.

Self-centered perspectives on God can rapidly turn from rosy dreams into nightmares. In this final post in a series, guest blogger Caleb Stepp reminds us that active love of others is the route to knowledge of God.The son of a pastor turned heretic, Caleb Stepp is one of those middle-class … [Read more...]