quick preview of my next book, “The Bible Tells Me So” (or, respecting the Bible enough not to defend it)

My next book is coming out at the end of August and the title is The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It.  I lobbied for Pete Enns Tells Me So: Why Arguing with Pete Enns Is Futile (by Pete Enns), but the legal team at HarperOne would have none [Read More...]

conservative Baptist leaders defend inerrancy at ETS: is this a parody?

A couple of days ago, BRnow.org posted an article “Inerrancy ‘drift’ festers in Christian academia.”  The piece reports on a panel discussion at the recent Evangelical Theological Society meeting in Baltimore featuring presidents from three Baptist school lamenting the failure of Evangelical institutions to maintain a strong view of inerrancy. There are many ways of articulating [Read More...]

Thoughts on Teaching Bible at a Christian College

After teaching almost entirely at the seminary and doctoral levels for eighteen years, I’ve been teaching Bible courses to college students at Eastern University for the last three semesters. So, of course, this makes me an expert. All kidding aside, I’ve had to do some thinking about how to pull this off. Teaching Bible in a [Read More...]

Raw Revelation: The Bible They Never Tell You About

Today’s post is a brief interview with Mark Roncace (Ph.D. Emory University), associate professor of religion at Wingate University in North Carolina. He recently published Raw Revelation: The Bible They Never Tell You About. The book is aimed at everyday readers of the Bible who have come to see that the Bible raises it’s own [Read More...]

The Bible is a Smelly, Gross, Pile of Rotting Garbage.

The Bible is like a compost pile. I like this image and I wish I had thought of it. But this idea comes from Walter Brueggemann’s Texts Under Negotiation. I came across this many years ago, and it’s helped me see the Bible in a more realistic and spiritually constructive way. The Bible is the compost pile that [Read More...]


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