stop me if this sounds familiar…

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Tullian Tchividjian, The Gospel Coalition, and a (rather obvious) theology problem

Over the last few days, a public airing of differences is taking place between members of The Gospel Coalition (TGC). (The two key posts seem to be here and here, for those interested.) Apparently, one of the bloggers at TGC, Tullian Tchividjian (pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church), has had a season of disagreement with those who run the organization, [Read More...]

fear, loss of control, and theological conflict

I’ve written many times on this blog about how deep fear of loss of control sits behind heated theological conflict (e.g., here). I recently came across psychologist David G. Benner’s comments on fear, and though he is not talking about theological conflict specifically, what he says is certainly applicable to various situations dealing with disagreement over [Read More...]

The Most Frightening Verse in the Bible (at least for me)

I can still recall a conversation I had many years ago while I was still on the faculty at Westminster Theological Seminary. A recent graduate came back to visit the campus and felt strongly that he needed to let me know, in no uncertain terms, how I had failed him in his preparation for gospel ministry. He was a pastor now, for several months, and [Read More...]

6 Helpful Hints for Blog Commenters So You Can Avoid Looking Criminally Insane

I’ve been blogging for a couple of years now, and most of the comments I get are engaging–whether pro or con–and it’s been great fun and I’ve learned much from many of you. But over the past year, mainly since my book The Evolution of Adam came out, I’ve seen an increase in comments that leave [Read More...]