faith is messy–which is where God is found

As long as you can deal with life in universal abstractions, you can pretend that the usual binary way of thinking is true, but once you deal with a specific or concrete reality, it is always, without exception a mixture of darkness and light, death and life, good and bad, attractive and unattractive. We who [Read More...]

Ken Ham blasts God for not taking the Bible seriously

In a recent statement from his Creation Museum office, Ken Ham blasted God for “not taking the Bible seriously and undermining its authority.” “Only someone with liberal leanings would write a Bible like this,” Ham exploded. “Placing next to each other in the Old Testament two blatantly contradictory histories of Israel [1 Samuel-2 Kings and 1 and 2 [Read More...]

evangelicalism, evolution, and the facts

A recent article in the NYT talks about the collision between “beliefs and facts.” It struck a chord. The author, Brendan Nyhan, argues that simply “knowing” scientific data, for example on evolution or climate change, isn’t as important as one’s beliefs and group identity–be it political or religious. The force that determines where people eventually wind up is their ideology and the [Read More...]

“aha” moments: a pastor tells his story (15): anonymous

I have long thought that the #1 factor in bringing about theological change is that “life happens”–new experiences that cannot be held in old containers. Many (but not all) of the “aha” moments posted thus far, including my own, have centered on some moments of intellectual clarity concerning Scripture that led to rethinking one’s view of the Bible, faith, and life. [Read More...]

“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (14): Lindsey Trozzo

Today’s “aha” moment is by Lindsey M. Trozzo (BA, Biola University, Biblical and Theological Studies;  MA, Talbot School of Theology, NT). Trozzo is ABD in her PhD work at Baylor University, where she is writing her dissertation is on ethics in John’s Gospel and utilizing Rhetorical Criticism to uncover John’s non-propositional ethic. Trozzo is also working at Texas Christian University as the Research [Read More...]


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