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December 23, 2017
Is There a Valid “Ethics of Distress?”
Is There a Valid “Ethics of Distress?” Thoughts about Philosopher-Theologian Paul Ricoeur I am often...
December 19, 2017
Against Creedalism: Why I am a “Confessing Christian” but not a Creedal Christian
Against Creedalism: Why I am a “Confessing Christian” but not a Creedal Christian My immediately...
December 16, 2017
Can Authentic Christianity Exist without Cognitive Truth Claims (Doctrines)?
Can our Christian unity exist and thrive without unifying cognitive beliefs (doctrines)?
December 12, 2017
Thinking of Creation with Imagination
Thinking of Creation with Imagination (A Brief Musing by Bev Mitchell) (What follows here is...
December 10, 2017
Book Recommendations: Most Important Books for Seminary Students and Books that Have Influenced Me Most
Book Recommendations: Most Important Books for Seminary Students and Books that Have Influenced Me Most...
December 07, 2017
How an Old Religious Idea “Trickles Down” into Contemporary American Politics
How an Old Religious Idea “Trickles Down” into Contemporary American Politics One of my observant...
December 03, 2017
How Should Christians Celebrate “Christmas?”
During the last few years I have noticed this happening: An easy tendency to capitulate...
November 29, 2017
Are American Evangelicals “Reinventing” Christianity?
I don’t know any evangelical Christians who would admit that they are “reinventing” Christianity, but...
November 22, 2017
A Memorable Day: November 22, 1963
A Memorable Day: November 22, 1963 Today is November 22, 2017. Do you remember where...
November 18, 2017
A Personal Perspective on Black and White Evangelicalism
A Personal Perspective on Black and White Evangelicalism These are merely thoughts based on my...
November 14, 2017
Can There Be Ambiguity without Ambivalence in Christian Existence?
Can There Be Ambiguity without Ambivalence in Christian Existence? This is a question I’ve been...
November 10, 2017
Does God Change?
Is there any way in which God can change?
November 07, 2017
American Lutheran Theologians I Have Known
American Lutheran Theologians I Have Known *Note: If you wish to skip over all the...
November 04, 2017
A Neglected Theory of the Atonement? (The “Governmental Theory”)
A Neglected Theory of the Atonement? (The “Governmental Theory”) *Preface: This is an old blog...
October 31, 2017
Words and Imagery of Isaiah’s “Suffering Servant” in the New Testament Attributed to Jesus
Words and Imagery of Isaiah’s “Suffering Servant” in the New Testament Attributed to Jesus (By...
October 27, 2017
Is the Roman Catholic Church Catholic Enough?
Is the Roman Catholic Church Catholic Enough? I recently read an excellent book by two...
October 21, 2017
What Has Happened to “Substitutionary Atonement” among American Evangelical Christians?
Why is it that, during my lifetime, evangelical Christianity in America seems to have largely...
October 15, 2017
An Open Letter to Lecrae (Christian Hip-Hop Recording Artist)
Please, please, Lecrae, do not abandon evangelicalism according to its true meaning which is not...
October 12, 2017
Thoughts about the Boy Scouts of America Admitting Girls
I am shocked, dismayed and very upset about this.
October 10, 2017
Some Reckless but Hopefully Faithful Christian Thoughts about Marriage
Is Christian recognition of civil marriage a relic of Christendom?
October 06, 2017
What’s Wrong with Men in America? Some Questions and Reflections about Mass Shootings
The one seemingly obvious commonality in these tragic, even horrific events: they are all committed...
October 01, 2017
When It Comes to Calvinism, Logic Can Lead to Heresy
Most Calvinists I have ever read or heard or spoken to will insist that God...
September 27, 2017
Ought I to Repent of Being a White Male?
I reject any idea that I, or anyone else, should “repent” of anything they cannot...
September 24, 2017
Is “Normal” Really Just a Setting on the Washing Machine?
Is “Normal” Really Just a Setting on the Washing Machine? Or, another way of asking...
September 20, 2017
Can Mormons Be Christians?
For me, there is no simple answer to that question.
September 17, 2017
The Legacy of the Reformation in Contemporary Evangelicalism
“The Legacy of the Reformation in Contemporary Evangelicalism” (Address at Symposium “The Living Reformation:...
September 12, 2017
Arminianism Is Grace-Centered Theology
“Arminianism Is Grace-centered Christian Theology” Roger E. Olson The Martin McCullough Lecture First Baptist Church...
September 07, 2017
A (Seemingly) Very Rare but Interesting Mental/Emotional Disorder: A Case Study for Medical Ethics
A (Seemingly) Very Rare but Interesting Mental/Emotional Disorder: A Case Study for Medical Ethics Recently...
September 02, 2017
A Good New Biography of Karl Barth Reviewed and a Question for So-Called “Evangelical Calvinists”
A Good New Biography of Karl Barth Reviewed and a Question for So-Called “Evangelical Calvinists”...
August 30, 2017
And Now the Hidden Fascists and Conservative Extremists Come out of the Closet: What Christian Leaders Need to Do
And Now the Hidden Fascists and Conservative Extremists Come out of the Closet: What Christian...
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