Rachel Held Evans Reviews Chapter 4 of “Inspiration and Incarnation”

Rachel Held Evans just posted her thoughts on chapter 4 of my book Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament. The chapter deals with the unexpected–even troubling–way the New Testament writers use the Old Testament in their proclamation of the gospel. The bottom-line point I make in that chapter is this: the writers [Read More...]

“The Bible is Diverse Because Life Is”: Rachel Held Evans Continues her Review of “Inspiration and Incarnation”

Yesterday Rachel continued her discussion of my book, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament (Baker, 2005). Here she focuses on chapter 3, “The Old Testament and Theological Diversity.” Rachel has done a great job getting to the heart of my book, understanding it, and explaining it to others. If you want a good, [Read More...]

“Can God Speak through Myth?”: Rachel Held Evans Continues Her Review of I&I.

Rachel recently posted the second part of her five-part review of my 2005 book Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament. The first part can be found here. What I appreciate about Rachel’s review is that she gets it–she understands what I am saying and why I am saying it. She [Read More...]

Rachel Held Evans on Inspiration and Incarnation

Rachel Held Evans has begun a five-week series discussing my book Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament. Some of you may remember that I&I got a bit of attention after it came out in 2005 and eventually led to some, let us say, “employment challenges.” I am very happy to [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...]