The Binding of God: Genesis 22 as a Test Case for Open Theism in the O.T. (part 1)

  In what follows, you will read an “academic paper” in which I explore some elements of open theism.  This is a view of God’s foreknowledge that is controversial, but still in the evangelical family of belief.  The most well known Christian leader who holds to this view is Greg Boyd.  This will be a [Read More...]

Fatherhood, Faith, and Gender Stereotypes (Morgan Guyton)

I went to see the Tree of Life a few weekends ago after preaching a sermon on the agonizing journey Abraham took with his son Isaac up Mt. Moriah to offer him as a sacrifice. There seems an inherent emotional violence in relationships between first-born sons and their fathers. As a father and first-born son, [Read More...]

The Christian Diaspora Revisited (Author, Ian Morgan Cron)

I moved my family from Connecticut to Nashville exactly one year ago. It wasn’t long after we arrived in the “buckle of the Bible belt” that I began to meet Jesus followers who I call the “Christian diaspora.” The word diaspora is derived from a Greek word meaning “a scattering of seeds.” It refers to [Read More...]

New Worship Songs for Progressive Christian Faith Communities (Brian Brandsmeier)

Progressive Christianity has a lot of things in its favor: thoughtful theology, rich tradition, social engagement, etc. But too often it’s missing one important factor: passion. Some people probably gravitate to more conservative churches because, frankly, they’re bored and uninspired by worship at progressive churches. But it’s possible to be progressive and passionate. One important [Read More...]


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