Toward a Theology of Same-Sex Relationships

I said somewhere in the introduction to my book People to Be Loved that the book represents part of my journey into the LGBTQ conversation. The “journey” language has scared some people. God forbid I might might change my mind on some things I've written in my book. But I meant what I said. When I write a book, I don’t intend it to be my last word on the topic, and I never stop thinking about the topics I’m written on just because I turned in a manuscript for publication.I have, in fact, cont … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Attend Eternity Bible College

Now more than ever, it’s a great time to attend Eternity Bible College. Here are 5 reasons why.1. Debt Free EducationThe college has been around since 2004 and we’ve never had anyone graduate with student tuition debt. While student debt in the U.S. has risen to $1.3 trillion, we’re holding strong at $00.00 trillion. We don’t believe it should cost a lot cash to study the Bible with depth and passion, so we’re committed to offering the most affordable education we can.How do we do thi … [Read more...]

What Christians Ought to Believe

The follow post is written by my good friend and colleague, Josh Cramer, who reviews Dr. Michael Bird's forthcoming book, What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed (Zondervan: 2016). This year I attended the National Day of Prayer at the Idaho Capitol, naively thinking it would be the Church gathering to pray for the nation. It wasn’t. Instead, it was a recommitment ceremony between Church and state. Or, a one-sided ceremony c … [Read more...]

UK Speaking Tour

In a couple weeks, my family and I will head to the United Kingdom for a three week book tour. I'll be speaking at least 20 different times at 12 different churches or events in 4 different countries: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. I'll discuss topics related to sexuality, violence, hell, grace, hermeneutics, and anything else that my friends in the U.K. want me to speak on. My wife and I lived 3 years in the U.K. (2004-2007) and two of our kids were born in Scotland so we're … [Read more...]

Waiting IMpatiently

The following post is written by my bro, Joey Dodson.  I grabbed my book and stepped onto my balcony to get a dose of the summer sun. After ten minutes of the heat, I was starting to bake. So, I wiped the sweat from my brow and decided to retreat to the air conditioning. When I got to the balcony door, however, I discovered that it was locked. It turns out my five year old thought it would be hilarious “to shut daddy out.”To be sure, it would have been a cute preschool prank: had … [Read more...]

The AudioFeed Music Festival

In less than two months, the fairgrounds in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, will be filled with a talented bunch of non-Christianeze Christian musicians. And I can’t wait to be there!AudioFeed is a rather new music and arts festival; it started in 2013 and runs every year around the 4th of July (July 1-3 this year). AudioFeed is more than a festival. It’s a community. Which is why I absolutely love it. If you’re anywhere near Champaign-Urbana (IL) this July, you’ve got to check us out! (Click HER … [Read more...]

I’m looking for 20 students

We’re coming up on Eternity Bible College’s second year in Boise, and I’m excited about the students God is going to bring our way. I’m particularly thrilled since as of this week, Eternity Bible College is now, officially, no doubt, yes it’s true—FULLY ACCREDITED! That’s right, folks. After 9 long years of pursuing accreditation, we’ve finally received a two thumbs up from our accrediting body (ABHE). There’s never been a better time to come to EBC! (Apply HERE.)As I’ve been thinking and dre … [Read more...]

Nonviolence: In Brief

I want to thank Doug Wilson for the challenging and thoughtful dialogue about the issue of guns, violence, and the Christian way. I’m sure Doug’s a busy guy, so in no way do I assume that he needs to, or desires to, keep responding to my posts. My flurry of blogs on the topic began as an effort to continue our Q Denver dialogue, but over the last couple posts, I’ve moved beyond the Wilson-Sprinkle debate and have tried to shore up some thoughts on the topic in general.In any case, this will p … [Read more...]

The Killer at the Door

I want to point out up front that the stuff Doug and I keep discussing—violence in self defense—livesat the fringes of the main topic. It’s common for people to race to the “killer at the door” scenario (and its variations) without stopping to consider the main problem of militarism in the church. My primary point, in my books and blogs and even my Q talk, is not that using violence as a last resort—a lesser of two evils—is the biggest problem in the church. It’s not. My main problem is w … [Read more...]

The only way to stop a bad guy with a statistic is a good guy with a statistic

I’ve very much enjoyed my ongoing dialogue with pastor Doug Wilson about all things related to guns, violence, damned lies and statistics. I must say, however, that Doug keeps moving the goal posts around the field that I hardly know where to kick any more. Like when I addressed the “good guy with a gun” myth and Doug slides the discussion over to whether I would call the cops during a mass shooting if I had a cell phone. It’s a great question—indeed a sneaky one, and one that pacifists are quite … [Read more...]