March 29, 2022

Rediscovering Christian Nonconformity *Note to would-be commenters: Know that this is not a discussion blog but a place for civil, kind, respectful conversation about my expressed opinions. Please do not respond to other commenters; respond only to me with a question or brief comment. If you choose to respond, make sure your response is not argumentative but constructive. You may disagree in a civil and respectful manner with reasons for your disagreement. Do not include any links or photos in... Read more

March 25, 2022

What’s Wrong with Men? *Note to would-be commenters: If your comment is too long (over 100 words) or hostile, argumentative, not constructive or civil, it will not be approved here. Do not include any links or photos. Respond only to me, not to other commenters. This is not a discussion board. Stick to the subject and do not misrepresent what I wrote.* Just asking this question, “What’s wrong with men?,” opens a huge can of worms. But it needs to... Read more

March 23, 2022

Problems with Remembering Too Much: Reflections on Current Events in Light of Past Ones My family and friends sometimes tell me that I have an unusually clear and detailed memory of the distant past. My childhood, for example. But also many national and world events. Also old television shows from the 1950s such as “Father Knows Best” (my stepmother’s favorite) and “Rawhide” (my father’s favorite). The latter television series starred, among others, a very young Clint Eastwood. (Sidebar: I am... Read more

March 20, 2022

Evangelical Christianity and Atonement Again *Note to would-be commenters: read one of my previous posts here for the “rules of the road” and please follow them.* Here are some further thoughts about evangelical Christianity and atonement: 1. I have considered the possibility of “substitutionary atonement” without the “penal,” but Craig’s book convinced me that’s really not possible. If Jesus Christ was crucified as our substitute and for our salvation, then there had to be a penal aspect or dimension to... Read more

March 19, 2022

Evangelical Christianity and Atonement *Note to would-be commenters: If you choose to comment, be kind and civil, not argumentative, and do not misuse my blog to promote your own alternative opinions. Respond to my expressed opinion with a comment and/or question. Please keep your comment relatively brief (no more than 100 words) and include no links or pictures. Do not misrepresent what I wrote.* I have studied evangelical Christianity, the ethos, not only the American movement, for at least fifty... Read more

March 15, 2022

What Is Justice? *Note to would-be commenters: This is not a discussion board where “anything goes.” I moderate it and do not read all of or post comments that are rude, argumentative, or hostile. This is a place for calm, reasonable discussion of my opinions. Do not misuse it to promote your own alternative opinions. Do not include any links or photos. If you comment, keep it brief (no more than 100 words). Be kind.* I held a chair of... Read more

March 11, 2022

Got Miracles? Some Theological Thoughts about Miracles *Note to would-be commenters: Know that this is a space for civil conversations about my opinions; it is not a discussion board and I do not allow hostile, argumentative comments here. If you choose to comment, keep it relatively brief (no more than 100 words) and devoid of links or photos. Do not misrepresent anything I write, stick to the topic of what I wrote, and do not misuse my blog to promote... Read more

March 8, 2022

Can God Be Acted Upon? *Note to would-be commenters: If you choose to compose and post a comment here, please know that hostile, argumentative comments that are not conducive to constructive dialogue will not be posted. Do not include any links or photos. Please be brief and to the point; do not misrepresent what I wrote here or go off in a different direction. Do not misuse my blog as your own; respond to what I wrote only.* At the... Read more

March 7, 2022

William Lane Craig and God. *Note to would-be commenters: If you choose to post a comment, make sure it is on topic, relatively brief but not enigmatic, civil, respectful, constructive, fair. Do not include any links or photos. Hostile, angry comments do not get posted here.* The title of this brief blog post is misleading; it’s just to get you to read it. If I entitled it “Report on a Theological Conference in Houston” (or whatever) many of you wouldn’t... Read more

March 2, 2022

The Ever-Widening Divide among American Protestants *If you choose to comment, keep it brief and to the point. Do not include any links or pictures. Do not misrepresent anything I have written. Do not misuse this blog to promote your own opinion. If you disagree, give reasons. Do not post unexplained and enigmatic sayings. This blog is for dialogue; it is not a discussion board. All comments must be civil and dialogical in order to be approved here.* Anyone who... Read more


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