Dispensationalists Are Wrong – Things Aren’t Getting Worse [Questions That Haunt]

Last Tuesday’s Question That Haunts Christianity came from Jesse:

I’m a regular blog reader though I’ve never commented. Here is my ‘question that haunts’ which may belie my fundamentalist background: Is the trajectory of our human culture/world/society positive or negative? In other words, are we fighting the long defeat until Christ returns to set things right or are we participating in an ever-advancing Kingdom of The Heavens (Willard) which will someday culminate with Christ’s return?

A plethora of comments were posted. This interchange between two readers is indicative of what some thought: [Read more…]

Liberal Bias in the Academy? (In Response to Jesus Creed)

At Jesus Creed, Scot has first asked, then responded to a question posted by Dan Wallace at Parchment and Pen.  The bottom line of the discussion is this: Is there a bias in the academy, particularly graduate studies, against students from evangelical schools? I have a couple thoughts.

First, my experience.  I went to a secular, Ivy League university for undergraduate studies, majoring in Classics and adept in history, archaeology, Greek, and Latin.  From there I went directly to an evangelical seminary.  And, after that, in the fall of 1993, I applied to the PhD programs at Yale, Duke, Emory, and the University of Chicago.  I was accepted at none.

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