Violence in Scripture: The Next Major Challenge to the Faith?

Some of you know that at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, we recently engaged the issues raised by Messiah College professor Eric Seibert. In a chapel panel led by president R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Phillip Bethancourt (helpful blog here), Denny Burk, and I worked through Seibert’s argument, seeking to understand his perspective while offering a [Read More...]

Christianity Today on the Seibert Controversy and the “Downright Unhealthy” Bible

Christianity Today just joined the public conversation about Messiah College Old Testament professor Eric Seibert’s blog post on Pete Enns’s blog. Seibert, you will recall, indicated that the Bible has “immoral,” “objectionable,” “unsavory,” and “downright unhealthy” content. The title of the blog post says it all: “When the Good Book is Bad.” Let’s be very [Read More...]

Can a Messiah College OT Professor Really Teach the Bible’s “Immoral”?

A Messiah College Old Testament professor named Eric Siebert just posted a shocking piece on Pete Enns’s blog. It’s entitled “When the Good Book is Bad: Challenging the Bible’s Violent Portrayals of God.” You should read it. If you love the Lord and his Word, it will take your breath away. You don’t need me [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, August 16, 2008: The Death of Death

1. Have you read J. I. Packer’s classic introduction to John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ? If not, you should. It’s illuminating and expanding. (HT: Monergism) 2. The Southern Seminary fall chapel calendar is up. Note the Darrell Bock Gheens Lectures in early November. (HT: Blake White) 3. Interesting Mark [Read More...]

Maureen Dowd, a Catholic Priest, and Marriage: It’s Actually Pretty Helpful

This post is, I mean. It’s entitled “An Ideal Husband” and it’s written by notable (and single) columnist Maureen Dowd and published in today’s New York Times. In the piece, Dowd cites at length the wisdom of a 79-year-old celibate Catholic priest who speaks annually to groups of schoolgirls on the subject of the ideal [Read More...]


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