the apostle Paul’s clear inerrant teaching on government and why we don’t need to follow it

Is the Bible without error in all that it affirms or teaches? Many of us are no doubt familiar with this way of articulating inerrancy. Its advantage is that those things that are not affirmed or taught can be in “error,” at least error-like in that they don’t need to be obeyed–like the pessimistic theology [Read More...]

did the apostle Paul (or God) believe in a literal Adam?

Many Christians are concerned that Adam in the book of Genesis is to be understood as a “first” human of some sort–either literally so or “first” in terms of importance. In my book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins, I spend half its pages talking about what [Read More...]

Tradition: It’s not an anchor to weigh you down but a sail to move you forward

I came across this blog post, now over 3 years old, while meandering through the internet this morning. The point is made so succinctly  and expresses so well my own thinking, I wanted to post it to see what you think. The author is Fr. Ted Bobosh, a priest at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Dayton, [Read More...]

Does Paul’s Theology Require a Historical Adam? Thoughts from J. R. Daniel Kirk

Recently, Daniel Kirk posted his thoughts on the historical Adam question in Fuller Theological Seminary’s Spring 2013 issue of “Theology, News, and Notes.” He followed up with a post on his own blog. Many know Kirk from his books Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?: A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity and Unlocking Romans: Resurrection [Read More...]

The Most Sobering Verse in the Bible (at least for me)

I became a Christian in high school. The pastor said some things about hell, and I was sure I didn’t want to go there. Jesus, I was told, was standing by ready to get me out of that, as soon as I gave him the go-ahead. A few years later I caught wind of the fact that [Read More...]