“You know me, I am no fan of the term X-mas or X anything. I make my kids play Christ-box 360. And if they break a bone they get Christ-rays.” -Stephen Colbert Technically this could be a very short post because I say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas because I couldn’t care less what […]
The scandal of the Evangelical mind is that doctrine determines academic conclusions. Degrees, books, papers, and other marks of prestige are valued—provided you come to predetermined conclusions.
In my experience, the main problem isn’t so much Christianity itself as much as the cultural baggage that has been heaped upon it, which I feel is a problem that every generation of every era needs to address.
Today’s post is about rhetoric I have heard from Evangelical leaders when defending a biblical position.
Now and then, and more often than I would like, I come across sweeping public claims made by Evangelical leaders about the state of modern critical biblical scholarship—namely that it is on life support and can safely be brushed aside.
Why is there such tension between evangelicals and evolution? The real problem isn’t evolution. There is a deeper problem: evangelicals tend to expect from the Bible what it simply isn’t set up to deliver. Too often evangelicals start out the evolution discussion assuming that the biblical story of origins simply must have some clear historical validity, at least […]
Today’s guest post is by Carlos Bovell about his new book, Biblical Inspiration and the Authority of Scripture. Bovell, a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and The Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, is a frequent contributor to this blog (for a recent post go here or just search for Bovell). He is the author of Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of […]
I blog, with great fear and trembling, on politics every so often, a couple of times year maybe, when it intersects with matters of the Bible or Christian faith that I feel strongly about. And each time before pressing “publish” I ask myself, “Do you really want to do this? Don’t you remember last time?” But I do […]
by Jared Byas Growing up Evangelical, I noticed a trend to make Christianity more attractive to people by making it sound like it’s the most reasonable thing in the world. Like the book title to the left. See, Christianity is so reasonable, it takes more faith to be an atheist (hi-fives to everyone for that clever […]
by Jared Byas I recently read Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations: Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis (seriously, can we ease up on the catchphrases, publishers?) and found it to be one of the better attempts to wed postcolonial theology with evangelicalism. This book was written out of conversations at 2010 and 2011 Roundtable Discussions at AAR, with […]