Openness to the Other: A Challenging Necessity for the Future of American Evangelicalism

At, a project hosted by Harold Heie, is an 8-part series, with various participants, on American Evangelicalism. The final topic in the series is “The Future of American Evangelicalism” and I posted my thoughts today: Openness to the Other: A Challenging Necessity for the Future of American Evangelicalism. The other entries there are all thought [Read More…]

Evangelicalism and Evolution ARE in conflict (and that’s fine)

This month over at, as part of their ongoing series on the future of evangelicalism, the topic is evolution and evangelicalism. I posted there some of my own thoughts on the matter. Below is an excerpt. Follow this link to my post and to the entire conversation. Do it now. ….So, I repeat my point: evolution [Read More…]

Historical Criticism and Evangelicalism: A Uneasy Relationship (my post at

Over at Respectful Conversation, Harold Heie is continuing his series “American Evangelicalism: Present Conditions, Future Possibilities.” This month’s topic is “Evangelicalism and the Modern Study of Scripture.” My contribution to this topic is “Historical Criticism and Evangelicalism: An Uneasy Relationship. The purpose of this post is to offer a constructive description of the nature of [Read More…]

Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism (a new book on a recurring problem)

Today we have an interview with Dr. Christopher M. Hays (DPhil, University of Oxford), who, along with Christopher B. Ansberry, has edited Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism. Hays and Ansberry have brought together a dozen evangelical scholars to tackle some of the more vexing challenges of historical criticism—such as Adam, unfulfilled prophecy, the historical Jesus—and [Read More…]

Why Adjunct, Underemployed, and Otheremployed Evangelical Professors May Be The Key to the Future

Adjunct, underemployed, and otheremployed professors have it tough. You’ve put in a lot of years into studying and want all your effort–and family sacrifices–to mean something. You make far less than you are worth, and it’s demoralizing and scary. (For earlier posts on this general topic, see here, here, here, here, and here.) But…. You [Read More…]