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May 16, 2017
The God Jesus Reveals (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Jesus is the Word of God. Any picture of God that runs counter to the...
May 11, 2017
A Clarification on DAISY, Plus a Few Other Acronyms
I’ve had multiple Arminians explain that they don’t approve of the DAISY acronym. Here are...
May 09, 2017
The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT (Not TULIP, DAISY, or ROSES)
It’s time for a new acronym—a counter-narrative to the Calvinistic gospel of TULIP, as well...
May 02, 2017
In Due Time God Revealed His Word (RTT)
God’s perfect self-revelation is found only in Jesus Christ and the message he taught. To...
April 27, 2017
A Few Quick Thoughts on Jesus and Bibliolatry
Jesus taught them, saying, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your...
April 21, 2017
I’m Giving Away a Stack of 7 Books! (R. Foster, B. MacHaffie, B. McLaren, R. Sider, J. Yoder, et al.)
I have a problem. I like used-book and thrift stores too much. I can’t help...
April 20, 2017
The Violence of Scripture by Eric A. Seibert (Book Review)
This is part three of a three-part review of Eric Seibert’s books. See my introductory...
April 17, 2017
The Least of All Nations (RTT)
For week three of Random Text Tuesday (RTT), my random-text selector gave me Obadiah 2....
April 14, 2017
What Did Jesus’ Death Accomplish? (Here’s the Best Explanation I’ve Heard)
It’s Good Friday, and the church is contemplating the death of Christ. Why did he...
April 13, 2017
Disturbing Divine Behavior by Eric A. Seibert (Book Review)
This is part two of a three-part review of Eric Seibert’s books. See my introductory...
April 11, 2017
We All Form One Body (RTT)
For week two of Random Text Tuesday (RTT), my random-text selector gave me Romans 12:5....
April 10, 2017
Eric Seibert on God, Violence, and Scripture (Some Introductory Remarks)
I’ve wrestled long and hard with my understanding of scripture. I was raised to believe...
April 06, 2017
On “Picking and Choosing” Beliefs with Humility
I had an interesting conversation in the comments of another post, and I thought it...
March 27, 2017
Why I Left, Why I Stayed by Tony Campolo & Bart Campolo (Book Review)
Tony Campolo is one of the most gracious and well-spoken voices that I know of...
March 06, 2017
Mirror Bible by Francois du Toit (Book Review)
January 25, 2017
An Open Letter to Jesus: Find Common Ground
Dear Jesus, Let me start by saying how much I appreciate the majority of what...
January 23, 2017
12 Famous Quotes These Christian Leaders Never Said
I frequently see these quotes make the rounds on social media. They’re mostly great sentiments,...
January 11, 2017
No Marriage in the Resurrection? Here’s What Jesus Really Said
A certain discussion between Jesus and the Sadducees has led to a widespread belief among...
January 09, 2017
The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr & Mike Morrell (Book Review)
This is a book about the Trinity, but it’s not your average exposition of the...
December 04, 2016
Jesus Showed Us! by Brad Jersak (Book Review)
A little over a year ago, I reviewed Brad Jersak’s A More Christlike God: A...
July 05, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 4: Confronting the Clobber Passages
This is the fourth and final post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of...
July 03, 2016
What Did Jesus Think of the Revolution?
More than two centuries ago, the founding fathers of the United States signed a document...
July 01, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 3: It All Comes Down to Love
This is the third post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of LGBTQ relationships...
June 29, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 2: The Biblical Case for Marriage
This is the second post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of LGBTQ relationships...
June 27, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 1: Entering the Conversation
My wife and I recently celebrated our fourth anniversary. These past four and a half...
April 27, 2016
Interview with Jeremy Myers, Author of The Atonement of God
I’ve long enjoyed discussions and debates with my friend Jeremy Myers on his blog and...
April 12, 2016
No, Denying Inerrancy Does Not Make One a Marcionite
If I had a nickel for every time I’ve witnessed an inerrantist accuse someone of...
April 02, 2016
My Long Fight to Defend Inerrancy & Why I Finally Accepted the Bible We Have
I was raised as a missionary kid in a fundamentalist family. My dad, a pastor...
February 05, 2016
25 Views on Hell? 2 Questions to Reframe the Debate
The Christian church has always agreed that there will be a final judgment of the...
December 07, 2015
On the Athanasian Theology of Wesley’s Incarnation Hymn
It’s that time of year again. We’re once more officially allowed to sing about our...
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