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January 16, 2018
How Trump and an Unlikely Parable Changed My Mind about Voting
Despite my opposition to Donald Trump, I chose not to vote in the 2016 United...
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...
August 29, 2017
Top 10 Books That Most Impacted My Spiritual Journey
Every book I read influences me in one way or another. But a handful of...
August 16, 2017
What I’ve Learned from Dead Guys (Podcast Interview)
Ryan Cagle and I chat about C.S. Lewis, St. Athanasius, George MacDonald, and my journey...
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 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 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...
February 27, 2017
“Arrival” to “The Silent Planet” (C.S. Lewis)
I recently watched the movie Arrival, and I think it’s one of the best science-fiction...
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,...
July 19, 2016
On Violence in The Seed (a Follow-Up to My Review) with Erik Guzman
In my recent review of Erik Guzman’s The Seed, I mentioned one part of the...
July 18, 2016
The Seed by Erik Guzman (Book Review)
I tend to read a lot more non-fiction works than novels. But how could I...
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...
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...
January 04, 2016
How One Church Reacted to the Threat of Violence—and the Questions It Forces Us to Ask
Pastor Larry Wright was leading a New Year’s Eve prayer service in a downtown Fayetteville...
November 30, 2015
Introducing My New Blog: Hippie Heretic
Why choose the name Hippie Heretic? In a sense, others chose the name for me....
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