Honor Your Head, Don’t Live In It. (or, I Think I’m a Protestant)

I think I am a Protestant. I’ve spent my entire Christian life, since childhood, as a Protestant, but I got tired of it. I tried being nothing for a while, but that didn’t work. I tried being anything else, too, but that didn’t work either. So, I think I am a Protestant. It seems to [Read More…]

“What is the Gospel?” Good Question (and chances are you are wrong)

David Williams has two recent posts (here and here) on the question, “what is the gospel?” [FYI,  with a captial ‘G’, Gospel refers to one or more of the four Gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. With the lower case ‘g’ it refers to the concept, as in “preaching the gospel.” I usually [Read More…]

Can Critical Scholarship and Faith Co-exist?

The answer is yes, and I’ve got the book to prove it. Well, actually, I don’t have it yet, and neither do you. The book is not coming out until October (Oxford University Press). But at least I have the cover. I also have the PDF page proofs, but I won’t let you people get your mitts [Read More…]

Inerrancy and Younger Evangelicals

The following is an edited version of the foreword I wrote for Carlos Bovell’s Rehabilitating Inerrancy in a Culture of Fear. Carlos recently wrote three guest posts for this blog. Inerrancy was once the unquestioned foundation for the evangelical tradition. In recent generations, however, it has become within evangelicalism a theological problem needing to be [Read More…]