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September 14, 2017
The Problem With Liberal Christianity (From the Perspective of a Radical Christian)
Dorothy Sölle, a radical Christian theologian (her memoir is sub-titled Memoir of a Radical Christian),...
September 08, 2017
Should We Pray For God’s Protection From Hurricanes?
I'm going to shift gears for a while with my blogging. Instead of trying to...
September 02, 2017
The Inconsistent Docetism of Evangelical Theology
OK, here's another thought I had about the so-called "Nashville Statement" that's been buzzing around...
August 31, 2017
On the Nashville Statement, Paradigm Shifts, and the Kingdom of God
Jonathan Merritt has an interesting take on the "Nashville Statement," a conservative Christian "manifesto" (that's...
August 25, 2017
A Scholar on Why Evangelicals Love Trump: Not Abortion, but Racism
While many of Trump's advisory board members (business, arts) jumped ship following his (widely perceived...
August 19, 2017
Removing Racist Monuments Doesn’t Destroy Culture, But Transforms It
Donald Trump thinks that the removal of confederate monuments is tantamount to destroying culture. Recently...
August 11, 2017
Luther on Faith, that Great Destroyer of (Meritorious) Works
In Luther's Freedom of a Christian, he explicates his view of the relation between faith...
August 10, 2017
“A Complicated Pregnancy” Now Available for Pre-Order
I'm happy to announce that a book I've been working on for the past two...
August 08, 2017
Why the Protestant Principle Might Outlast the Protestant Church (Theology of Protest, Part 2)
The following post is the first of a multi-post series called a “Theology of Protest:...
August 07, 2017
Notice: Upcoming Luther Conference in the Twin Cities
Check out this upcoming, free (!) conference, held at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN....
August 04, 2017
What Does It Mean to Be Protestant Today? (Theology of Protest, Part 1)
The following post is the first of a multi-post series called a "Theology of Protest:...
August 03, 2017
What is Postcolonial Theology? (The Reformation From the Margins)
If you've been following my blog in the past few weeks, you know I've been...
August 02, 2017
The Mystical Luther That Time Forgot
Martin Luther is often thought of as advocating a type of "forensic justification," a kind...
July 27, 2017
Yes, Luther Believed in Predestination But That Doesn’t Mean You Should
When I co-taught a course on Luther's theology last summer, we had a lively discussion...
July 26, 2017
Is Unity With God the Main Theme of All Religions?
“All major religions agree on one thing: the deepest desire of the human person is...
July 21, 2017
Almost the Greatest Heresy of All
Heresy isn't the same as doctrinal error. Heresy is a willful disobedience of the truth--a...
July 18, 2017
When Feminists Read the Bible (Dorothy Sölle)
Dorothy Sölle (1929-2003) might be one of the best theologians you've never heard of. She...
July 14, 2017
The Beatles’ “Let It Be” is Not About the Virgin Mary (Or is It?)
I recently looked into the history of the Beatles' 1970 song, "Let it Be," after...
July 12, 2017
Eight Reasons Evangelicals Still Trust in Trump
Amid the scattered pieces of the the Don Jr. / Russia email bombshell, a group...
July 04, 2017
Kierkegaard on Christian Nationalism: “Will He Find Faith On the Earth?”
Kierkegaard, writing in Danish newspaper article, in the final year of his life (1855), reflects...
June 30, 2017
Science Can’t Rule Out the Resurrection as Our Destiny
Does the current state of science tell us anything about the possibility--or impossibility--of the resurrection?...
June 28, 2017
When Churches Conflate Christianity and Nationalism (10 Consequences)
Recently a Southern Baptist church in Dallas made headlines with their "freedom Sunday" service, a...
June 25, 2017
Here’s a Good Explanation of “Missional Hermeneutics”
I occasionally hear the term, "missional hermeneutics." It's a mouthful, and it requires a little...
June 22, 2017
Does Love Have a Speed? A Discussion on Disability, Time and Discipleship
In a recent summer reading list, I mentioned John Swinton's Becoming Friends of Time: Disability,...
June 22, 2017
When Prejudice is Holding a Gun
Philando Castile, an African-American man from St. Paul, MN, died in a hospital on July...
June 16, 2017
Was St. Paul an Evolutionist? (Or, Who “Subjected Creation to Futility”?)
Who did Paul think wrecked creation? In Romans 8:20 Paul uses a curious phrase: " for...
June 15, 2017
7 Theology Books for Your Summer Reading
Summer is already well under way, but it's not too late to post my recommended...
June 09, 2017
“Might Makes Right”: How Evangelicals Can Still Support Trump
When Donald Trump needs a hug, he can count on conservative, white evangelicals. Yesterday he...
June 06, 2017
Dear Christian: Would You Be Angry if Hell is Empty?
When I taught theology at an evangelical seminary, I ended every lecture on heaven/hell by...
June 05, 2017
Sneak Peak: Book Cover For “A Complicated Pregnancy”
Anticipated Publication Date (Fortress Press, Theology for the People series) is November 1
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