evangelicalism, evolution, and the facts

A recent article in the NYT talks about the collision between “beliefs and facts.” It struck a chord. The author, Brendan Nyhan, argues that simply “knowing” scientific data, for example on evolution or climate change, isn’t as important as one’s beliefs and group identity–be it political or religious. The force that determines where people eventually wind up is their ideology and the [Read More...]

want to read an excerpt from The Bible Tells Me So? (of course you do)

The release of my upcoming book The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It is now less than a month away, and I know many of you–millions of you, perhaps billions, who can really tell after all?–are experiencing all sorts of emotional and physical symptoms while waiting to get [Read More...]

my next writing project and an interview with the author

While my upcoming book is in the last stages of prepublication mayhem, I have begun working on my next book with HarperOne. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with myself to discuss that project. Pete: Pete, thanks for taking time off from yourself to sit down with yourself and talk about your upcoming book. Pete: [Read More...]

do you want to see it? my new book? do you? huh? here it is.

The cover design for my upcoming book The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It was just finalized, and I hope you REALLY like yellow. A while back I posted briefly on the book (here), and I will blog a bit more as we get closer to the release date [Read More...]

me talking about the Bible and such and indirectly about Bart Ehrman (podcast interview with Randal Rauser)

Over at The Tentative Apologist, Randal Rauser posted a podcast interview with me that, frankly, I forgot I did. But then I remembered. Actually, it’s the second part of an interview we did last November at the annual Bible scholar nerd fest (Society of Biblical Literature) in Baltimore. You can listen to part 1 here, [Read More...]


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