January 21, 2020

Review: Christian Theologies of Scripture edited by Justin Holcomb

It's interesting to watch American Christians scramble for cover from the Da Vinci Code phenomenon. It's not like these questions don't have answers. Lots of good writers are cranking out books with the answers to Dan Brown's … [Continue reading...]

Stop Me Before I Turn Into A.W. Pink

Readers interested in an objective view of the life of A.W. Pink should read Iain Murray's Biography of Pink, which has the virtue of being complimentary of Pink the theologian and teacher, and honestly critical of Pink's eventual … [Continue reading...]

Marcus Borg: Decide For Yourself

With all the discussion of Marcus Borg's "Christianity" lately, it might be good to actually read the man. So for those who want to hear from Borg what he believes, I've put together a few Marcus Borg links that should provide you … [Continue reading...]

You Know You/They Are Wrong When…

I've got a couple of small posts that have something in common: They are about someone being wrong. The Fearsome Pirate himself, Josh Strodtbeck, wrote this brief post on Ten Ways To Know You're Wrong. I thought it was … [Continue reading...]

N.T. Wright, Marcus Borg and A Too Generous Orthodoxy

UPDATE: Joel Hunter has an excellent post regarding the application of Paul's pastoral approach in I Corinthians 15 to this issue. He also shows how Wright is perceived by the academic left in this very helpful post. The … [Continue reading...]

My Atonement is Bigger Than Your Atonement

And my Kingdom trumps all your atonements. A Holy Week dust-up. Mark Dever wrote about the meaning of the atonement in Christianity Today. Scot McKnight commented on Dever's article, taking issue with the idea that the meaning … [Continue reading...]

Missional Isn’t A Bad Word

"The question is familiar: "What do you mean by missional church?" Even though the term is now used everywhere, there is still confusion about it. As we begin this book, here is a brief description of what we mean by the phrase. … [Continue reading...]

Under the Radar Calvinism: An Ethical Question

Fact: Calvinism is hotly controversial among Southern Baptists. Fact: There are many more Calvinistic ministers than confessionally Calvinistic churches in the SBC. Fact: In an interview process, a candidate has the choice … [Continue reading...]

The Stupids Do New Testament 101

UPDATE: Scot McKnight is doing a series on the Gospel of Judas. This emerging church scholar is as sane and on top of the game as they come. Read his work. The rather sordid recent history of the manuscript. Also: … [Continue reading...]

Witherington on Osteen vs Jesus

God bless Ben Witherington, who takes on the THEOLOGY of Joel Osteen, particularly as it applies to the teaching of Jesus. Thank you, Dr. Witherington, for doing what so few others are willing to do. American Christianity, if … [Continue reading...]