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January 29, 2018
A Response to My Former Self on Unity & Theological Essentials
Four years ago, I wrote a chapter for the book, Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity....
December 05, 2017
The New Testament: A Translation by David Bentley Hart (Book Review)
It’s quirky and awkward, and I love it! Hart has gifted us with a meticulously...
October 02, 2017
Is God Polyamorous?
Is God monogamous or polyamorous? To answer this question, let’s examine the Trinity, God’s relationship...
September 20, 2017
Christian Sexual Ethics and Polyamory
Margaret A. Farley has identified seven guiding principles for navigating matters of sexuality from a...
July 20, 2017
A Response to Preston Sprinkle on LifeWay and “the Biblical View of Marriage”
When I posted about LifeWay’s so-called “biblical view of marriage,” Preston Sprinkle made a critical...
July 17, 2017
Sorry, LifeWay, None of Your Authors Hold to “the Biblical View of Marriage”
LifeWay claims their authors must all hold to “the biblical view of marriage,” but I...
July 06, 2017
Yes, I Am a Christolator
An idol is an image made to represent God. But Jesus actually is “the image...
June 27, 2017
The Invisible Man and His Shadow (An Allegory)
There once was an invisible man. Though no one could see this man, they could...
June 06, 2017
Transformative Love (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Salvation—theosis—is the process of being transformed by God’s love into his image. We can’t “lose”...
May 30, 2017
Absolute Grace (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
The God revealed in Jesus is one of kenosis, which means that he cannot violate...
May 25, 2017
Exhaustive Reconciliation (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
God does not demand payment for sins, for he truly does forgive us. And he...
May 21, 2017
Human Solidarity (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Jesus accomplished our salvation by uniting his divine nature with our human nature, and he...
May 18, 2017
Wounded Children (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
“Depravity” is not only a pessimistic view of the state of humanity, but also a...
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 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...
April 25, 2017
On Christians Talking Dirty (RTT)
For week four of Random Text Tuesday (RTT), my random-text selector gave me Ephesians 5:4....
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 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 04, 2017
Introducing Random-Text Tuesday (RTT)
I thought it would be fun to start a regular weekly series on my blog....
March 06, 2017
Mirror Bible by Francois du Toit (Book Review)
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...
December 18, 2016
Patmos by C. Baxter Kruger (Book Review)
The majority of my reading is generally nonfiction theology. But within the realm of fiction,...
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 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...
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...
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