1. If I say, “I hate oatmeal” and then turn to someone else and say “I love oatmeal,” I am contradicting myself. 2. If I said 20 years ago “I hate oatmeal” and now say “I love oatmeal,” I am not contradicting myself. Rather my view of oatmeal changed over time. 3. If I say […]
The fact that evolution causes a theological problem does not mean evolution is wrong. It means we have a theological problem.
I’m really getting to like the Lord’s Prayer. Not in the slightest bit boring. Here are three things in particular have struck me these past couple of weeks (even though the prayer has a lot more going for it that just three things).
Some of you may not be aware, but I write a lot on God, Jesus, the Bible, and things of that sort. I also find—as do others—that every once in a teensy weensy while I get criticized for what I say, which, as I never grow tired of saying, is par for the course. If […]
Today’s post is part 2 of a 3 part series on why Jesus didn’t come back soon as he said he would—or in technical terms, why the parousia is delayed. The posts are co-written by Christopher M. Hays and C. A. Strine and based on the recent book edited by Hays, When the Son of Man Didn’t Come: A […]
Yeah, that last part was click bait—or maybe not. How many times have you heard someone say, “When is Jesus coming back?” Depends on where your thinking is on a topic that vexes a lot of Christians, including me: What the heck is keeping Jesus from doing what he said he’d do: come back soon? […]
As many of you know, a massive snow storm on Saturday covered the I-95 corridor from Washington D.C. to New York City. Several hundred feet fell on my driveway. Nowhere else. Just my driveway. I even gave in and borrowed my neighbor’s snowblower, which is a big deal for a German. We like to suffer. […]
Fr. Stephen Freeman, claims about the Bible is the Christian Holy Book are distortions of Christianity, and the Protestant Reformation is largely the reason why the modern church (read “evangelicalism’) has been “Islamified.” There’s a conversation starter (or stopper) if I ever heard one.
In a recent Ethics and Public Policy Center forum, Tim Keller spoke to a group of journalists and was asked about his views on gay marriage and homosexuality. Keller’s response included the following prediction of how evangelicals will make peace with this issue: “Large numbers of evangelical Christians, even younger ones…will continue to hold the view […]