Patheos Book Club: “The Lost World of Adam and Eve”

iStock_000021547609_Small By Bob San Pascual Over the course of 210 weighty pages, Old Testament scholar John H. Walton has caused me to reconsider virtually everything I thought I knew about the first few chapters of the Bible. The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate isn’t an easy read. I found myself comparing each of his 21 propositions to what I’ve learned from other Old Testament commentators. (I even reviewed my seminary notes from a Pentateuch class I took!) It made for slow, but thoughtful, reading, but well worth it. I believe that many of his insights are groundbreaking. [Read more...]

Our Military Must Do More to Teach about the True Nature of the Enemy


Pop culture is telling our soldiers they are to blame for death. But our vets should feel no guilt for killing the Taliban or members of al-Qaeda or ISIS.

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‘Macho Christianity’ Isn’t the Problem, Gimmick Christianity Is

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 8.59.28 AM Over at The New Republic, Elizabeth Bruenig has penned a lengthy report on the “failure of macho Christianity,” focusing on the rise and fall of two “macho” Christian pastors: Mark Driscoll and the lesser-known Heath Mooneyham. [Read more...]

Patricia Arquette, It’s Time to Admit: It’s a Great Time to Be a Girl

When Patricia Arquette won an Oscar for Boyhood, she added a  “women need equal pay” speech at the end of her acceptance speech.   [Read more...]

Question for the New York Times: If Gays Are Offended, Do Christians Have Rights?


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Last month I wrote a short post responding to a New York Times editorial.  The NYT piece applauded the mayor of Atlanta for firing a Christian fire chief because he self-published a Christian book that contained a few comments endorsing traditional Christian views on sexual morality and handed out a few copies to colleagues and co-workers who’d expressed interest. [Read more...]