is the “wrath of God” wrath?

Here is Luke Timothy Johnson’s comment on what Paul means by “the wrath of God is revealed from heaven” in Romans 1:18. …it is precisely the sort of expression that would have been instantly grasped by Paul’s first hearers but seems puzzling and off-putting to present-day readers.  The “wrath of God” (orge tou theou) is not a psychological category [Read More…]

What’s God So Mad About, Anyway? (or, why is God so mad at an evolving creation?)

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while. How often do we read about God’s anger, wrath, etc. in the Old Testament? What are the kinds of things–specifically–that make God angry? What does God do to the offenders because of his anger? I’ve been wondering about this since I started thinking more seriously about evolution a few [Read More…]

What’s the REAL Problem with No Historical Adam, Really?

I’ve read a lot of responses to my book Evolution of Adam, The: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins and nearly all, supportive, critical, and in between, have something to say that is worth listening to. But few are nailing the problem that a non-historical reading, or at least a non-first [Read More…]