When Cute Little Bunnies Talk Theology

Though himself neither cute nor a bunny, my friend James McGrath over at Exploring Our Matrix has posted this ever-so-cute response to creationism by the two ever-so-cutest stuffed bunnies you’ll ever want to see. Of course, the point of this bunny dialogue is applicable not just to creationism but to other issues of theological disagreement where the familiarity and safety of [Read More...]

10 Reasons Why I Don’t Give up on Fundamentalists (including the not nice ones)

Every now and then I get asked in a blog comment, an email, or on Facebook, why I bother trying to talk to the hardened Christian right about the Bible. Why not just give up and move on, leaving them to play in their sandbox. Good point. I’ve thought about it a lot, more so in recent months, and [Read More...]

Are Christian Fundamentalists actually Polytheists?

I came across this quote recently from James A. Sanders, Old Testament scholar, translater and editor of the Psalm Scroll (Dead Sea Scrolls), and former professor (retired) from Claremont School of Theology Another form of idolatry or polytheism that has emerged in Western Christianity in reaction, in part, to Enlightenment study of the Bible, and [Read More...]

Speaking of Culture Wars: Evangelicals and the Bible (Again)

Today, Rachel Held Evans posted on how Christian culture wars may be winning battles but losing a generation. Younger Christians are growing tired of having the Good News defined by their leaders going into default battle mode whenever a controversial social or political issue comes up. I agree with Rachel’s observation, and it struck me immediately that it [Read More...]

Interview in UK Internet Magazine

I was interviewed a week or so ago by a UK Internet magazine Christian.co.uk on….what else…what I think about Adam and why it matters one way or the other. As typically happens, a lengthy, nuanced conversation in inevitably reduced to fit a publication. Still, the issues as laid out here may be of interest to [Read More...]


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