May 9, 2019

Since the recent shooting of Jews in the San Diego synagogue, Jews and Christians both wondered whether Christian theology could have led to this. An Orthodox rabbi and I collaborated on an op-ed at First Things to discuss this. Read more

May 5, 2019

Since Jesus and Paul were both Jews, and all the apostles were Jews, we would do well to learn from Jews, and especially from messianic Jews.  Messianic theologian Daniel Juster joins me to talk about the Jewish roots of sacraments, the power of words, and the ways in which we bless God. Read more

April 3, 2019

Today there is nothing more controverted than what it means to be a man or a woman.  Many claim these differences are essentially man-made.  They are creatures (sic) of culture.  These differences were among the topics of my recent interview with Anglican theologian Alastair Roberts about his new book, Heirs Together: A Theology of the Sexes.  I think you will find our discussion helpful. Read more

April 1, 2019

The editor of the online magazine Credo asked me ten questions about Edwards, Anglicanism, cancer, and beauty.  Here are my answers. Read more

February 28, 2019

I just got back from lecturing at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  My topic was Jonathan Edwards’s typological vision of reality, which I have fleshed out in my new book Everyday Glory.  While there I was interviewed by Paul Gutacker, who is the director of the Brazos Fellows program.  He did a podcast with me, asking me five questions in ten minutes.  My answers ranged from Zionism to Francis of Assisi in New York City to Frederick Douglass.  Here are the… Read more

February 19, 2019

By Shelley Neese In 69 CE, Roman legions circled the walls of Jerusalem, poised to attack. Nervous Jewish factions fought among each other, clashing over the best way to prevent a violent end to their four-year rebellion. Amidst the turmoil, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar approached, Yom Kippur. On this day, nothing was more important for the white-robed High Priest than flawlessly following the liturgy for the Sabbath of the Sabbaths. The strict emphasis on the ceremonial details… Read more

February 13, 2019

[Friends: this is by a friend and guest.] by Curt Biren Life can be unfair.  Many struggle with dysfunctional families, poor educational opportunities, economic challenges.  For those disadvantaged, there is surely much that can be done to help — and to help them help themselves. But many today have other complaints.  They say they’re victims of so-called systemic bias — demanding special treatment for themselves and special punitive measures imposed on others.  And, according to some, just about everyone can… Read more

February 7, 2019

What does race have to do with covenant? Come to Samford University next Tuesday and Wednesday and find out. Fourteen speakers from around the country and Israel will talk about national covenant–the idea that God deals with whole countries.   (more…) Read more

February 3, 2019

As many of you know, I have written a lot about the American theologian Jonathan Edwards.  My most recent book is about his typological view of reality, which means his view that all of reality around us–and even in us–is full of signs (“types”) which God put there.  In the book (Everyday Glory) I talk about the signs in nature, history, science, animals, law, sex, sports, and the world religions. Would you like to know more?  Here is an interview… Read more

February 2, 2019

Most of you know by now that the New York Legislature passed a law recently that allows abortion up until the last day of pregnancy.  Non-doctors may now abort.  When only 13% of Americans support abortion in the third trimester, New York legislators gave this bill a standing ovation that lasted for several minutes. I am grateful to be a part of Evangelicals and Catholics Together, who released this statement yesterday at the First Things website. (more…) Read more

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