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May 17, 2016
How to Be Liberated from Elitism (Jean Vanier)
This post is my contribution to the Patheos Book Club on Called to Community: The...
May 13, 2016
Critical Thoughts on Russell Moore’s “The Real Meaning of Transgender Bathrooms”
Russell Moore just wrote an irresponsible article called, "The Real Meaning of Transgender Bathrooms." Moore,...
May 12, 2016
“When Will Your Theology Stop Changing?”
Several years ago I was asked that question: "When will your theology stop changing?" It...
May 03, 2016
Do You Believe in Miracles? (Read This, Before Answering)
Have you ever witnessed a miracle? To even answer that question, we'd have to come...
April 29, 2016
There Will Be No Male and Female Bathrooms in Heaven (and no Marriage, Either)
Dear Jesus: "There were seven brothers; the first married and, when he died, left no...
April 26, 2016
Where Do We Look to Find the Origin of Evil?
"Axis of evil." "That person is evil incarnate!" "There's so much evil in our world..."...
April 25, 2016
What Would You Do If Prince Had Knocked on Your Door? (To Proselytize You)
Picture this: After an hour-long, particularly excruciating routine of finally getting your baby to sleep,...
April 25, 2016
Kierkegaard and the Historical Jesus (at the SBL)
I'm happy to report that we have put together an excellent session for this fall's Søren...
April 22, 2016
The Pale Blue Dot (A Reflection on Earth Day)
Carl Sagan begins his book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in...
April 21, 2016
Jesus Was a Refugee. Jesus Was a Migrant.
Jesus's life started like so many other unfortunate ones across the globe. As a refugee....
April 20, 2016
What do Creation Stories Give Us? (Hint: A “Fixed Point”)
Every religion has its creation story--and multiple variations within each religion. Where did we come...
April 19, 2016
47% of Americans Are “Financially Fragile”
If your car broke down, and you had to pay $400.00 to get it fixed,...
April 15, 2016
The Brave, New World of Seminary Education
What to do about the seminaries? CC0 Public Domain via Pixabay Theological education faces a...
April 14, 2016
Bernie Sanders and “True Religion”: What Would James Say?
A CNN op-ed today explores the question of Bernie Sanders' religion and gives some interesting...
April 12, 2016
Is Your God as Friendly as Joel Osteen’s?
The third installment of Morgan Freeman's "The Story of God" (upcoming, 4/17) departs a bit...
April 06, 2016
The Pros and Cons of Apocalyptic Terror
People are fascinated by the end of the world. Global annihilation. Widespread famine. Fire and...
April 05, 2016
Will I Be Remembered? (Guest Post by Sam Chan)
Sam Chan (Ph.D., M.D.) is a theologian, preacher, and medical doctor who writes and gives...
April 04, 2016
For Immortality, is it Enough to be Remembered?
Most of us don't want this life to be all there is. We don't want...
April 01, 2016
Fun Friday Fact: Protestants and the “Perpetual Virginity of Mary”
The doctrine of the "perpetual virginity of Mary" is well-established within both official Roman Catholicism...
March 31, 2016
Why is God Waiting (So Long!) to Redeem the World?
When will the kingdom finally come? When will creation be healed? When will evil be...
March 29, 2016
“Do You Ever Yearn?” Eschatological Hope in Seinfeld
Last week, in my "Immortality and Hope" class, I shared the clip below from Seinfeld....
March 27, 2016
On Easter: The Death of Death in the Resurrection of Christ
The Death of Death in the Death of Christ is one of the most intriguing titles...
March 25, 2016
The Haunting Words of Good Friday: Was Jesus Really Abandoned by God?
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" These words of Jesus, spoken in...
March 17, 2016
The Most Misunderstood Quote in Modern Theology (Guest Post by David Congdon)
The following is a guest post by David Congdon, a scholar of New Testament theologian...
March 16, 2016
How Thinking About Death Could Impact Your Vote
When you go to the voting booth in November, there's a surprising variable that could...
March 14, 2016
On Exorcism and Healing: What Should We Think of Jesus’ Miracles Today?
The gospels include lots of stories of Jesus healing people. Some examples: unknown diseases, leprosy,...
March 09, 2016
Justice Bible Giveaway!
I'm running a little contest today. Thanks to Patheos and Zondervan, I'm going to give...
March 08, 2016
What if God Doesn’t Prevent Evil Because God Can’t? On Thomas Oord’s Loving and Limited God
Can God do anything and everything God wants to do? Think about it for more...
March 01, 2016
On Caucus Tuesday, Something to Remember (We Do Not Control God’s Reign)
I came across a nice reminder on this Caucus Tuesday. In the collaboratively authored Missional...
March 01, 2016
Six Problems With the Virgin Birth: Biblical and Historical Perspective
The virgin birth of Jesus is one of the most celebrated doctrines in the New...
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