January 27, 2020

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Another Look: Live into the “What” not the “Why”

Note from CM: I wrote this a year ago. I need it this week. Maybe it will help you too. • • • When someone is drowning, the only thing worse than failing to throw them a life preserver is handing them a reason. • Kate Bowler • • • Live into the “What” not […]

What the Bible Actually Teaches (5) — Open Mic Edition

What the Bible Actually Teaches (5) Open Mic Edition Let’s do something a little different today. One of the main points of Pete Enns’s book is about how the Bible depicts God.  in various ways according to the culturally-conditioned understandings of its ancient authors. We will discuss that more next week, with examples from the […]

How the Bible Actually Works (2)

How the Bible Actually Works (2) Today we continue blogging through Pete Enns’s new book on the Bible. As I’ve said in our recent posts on The Bible and the Believer, one of my tasks this year will be to work on answering two questions that Pete raises regularly in his writings and podcasts: What […]

How the Bible Actually Works (Intro)

How the Bible Actually Works (Intro) I received my copy of Pete Enns’s new book today, and next week we will begin blogging through it in more detail. As I’ve said in our recent posts on The Bible and the Believer, one of my tasks this year will be to work on answering  two questions […]

Why I Am Not a Young Earth Creationist

WHY I AM NOT A YOUNG EARTH CREATIONIST 1. The Bible Does Not Teach It Genesis 1 (as well as other “creation” texts in the Bible) is not a historical report designed to explain how God created the universe in a scientific sense. Genesis 1 is a creative theological meditation on how God, the King […]

Escaping the Wilderness – Why have I changed my theological positions?

As I have been exiting the “Evangelical Wilderness”, I have been taking stock of where I fit with some of my theological beliefs. Some of the areas where there is variance between what I believe and what others believe are in the table below. I am solidly in the right hand column in all of […]

Mike Bell – Random Stream of Consciousness Edition

My mind has been all over the place this week. Rather than focus on any one thing that I have been thinking about, I thought I would briefly recount a number of ideas that have been percolating in my brain. Feel free to pick on whichever ones catch your fancy. 1. Hey, a new picture […]

Rowan Williams on the Eucharist (2)

Rowan Williams on the Eucharist (2) Today we continue our series of reflections on Rowan Williams’s book, Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer, continuing with the third big theme of the practice of being Christian — the sacrament celebrating how God welcomes us to his table: the Eucharist. The resurrected Jesus is doing what he […]

Escaping the Wilderness: Part 5 – Crab-Apple Rhubarb Jam, and why part of me never left the Evangelical world

Lately I have been in a creative phase where I have enjoyed making boutique jams. I have make thirty seven jars of Black-raspberry, chokecherry, wild grape, wild grape – chokecherry, or crab-apple rhubarb at various times over the summer and fall. Recently I was visiting my parents home about an hour away. I noticed that […]

Mere Science and Christian Faith, by Greg Cootsona: Chapter 5- Adam, Eve, and History

Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults, by Greg Cootsona: Chapter 5- Adam, Eve, and History We are reviewing the book, Mere Science and Christian Faith, by Greg Cootsona, subtitled Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults.  Today we look at Chapter 5- Adam, Eve, and History.  Cootsona starts the chapter citing […]