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...]

Einstein: God is Good at Math, but the Bible is “Pretty Childish” (and what I would say to him about that)

In yesterday’s Atlantic, a story appeared about a letter Albert Einstein wrote, now up for auction, wherein he expressed himself on his religious beliefs. To summarize: God as a super mind behind the universe, thumbs up; the Bible, well… not so much. The bidding started at $3,000,000 (or roughly what Alex Rodriguez makes hitting .133 in an [Read More...]

Thinking Beyond the Box on Adam, the Bible, and Being Tired of the Same Answers: A Podcast Interview

Last week, I was interviewed at “Beyond the Box” on my book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins. If you’re not familiar with Beyond the Box, over the last year these guys have interviewed the likes of Brian McLaren, Robin Parry (an evangelical universalist), and Sharon Baker [Read More...]


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