The Exodus of Inerrancy and Entrance Into Authenticity (Hardman, part 2 of 3)

Today we continue our 3-part series by Randy Hardman on his experiences as an official Christian apologist and why he felt he had to move on from that vocation. (The first part is here, with an important disclaimer. Readers interested in similar posts on this theme can find them beginning here, here and here.) Hardman holds [Read More...]

On Being an Ex-Apologist (Hardman, part 1 of 3)

Below is the first of three posts by Randy Hardman on his experiences as an official Christian apologist and why he felt he had to move on from that vocation. (Readers may remember an earlier post with a similar theme.) Hardman speaks his truth from his experience and has a deep story to tell, some [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...]

a call for diversity in evangelicalism: more from Molly Worthen

Here are the closing two paragraphs of Molly Worthen’s book Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism (see here for the previous post, which will lead back to the first in this series). I think these paragraphs are an apt conclusion to the book, expressing both criticism for the intellectual history of evangelicalism while [Read More...]

Evangelicalism and the anti-intellectual cult of the “Christian worldview”

At least that’s how Molly Worthen sees it. In the final few pages of her recent book Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism, Worthen focuses on the strategic, persistent, and anti-intellectual use of “Christian worldview” language within evangelicalism. From my perspective, in addition to being probing and insightful, these quotes summarize [Read More...]


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