Last week I sat down with Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity fame. He had told me that we were going to talk Reza Aslan, so out of stark fear and an overwhelming instinct of self-preservation, I highjacked the entire conversation, keeping him talking about progressive theology, God being as nice as Jesus, and how to […]
Over at the Fuller website I have a blog post up, “Lent, Reconciliation, and the Mission of God.” The great Jewish philosopher Martin Buber writes, as he reflects on the Christian celebration of God’s good news, “To the Jew the Christian is the incomprehensibly daring person, who affirms in an unredeemed world that its redemption […]
This electronic land has produced good fruit. And now, it will lie fallow for a season that it might resume such productivity at some point in the future. Or, to move from metaphor of fields to metaphors of speaking: James advises that we be quick to listen, slow to speak. After a season of incessant […]
Blosphere confessional: I rant here sometimes. More than that, some might say that I have a bit of a chip on my shoulder about a couple issues that come around regularly. To the point: I can be downright confrontational about the fact that the Bible is not inerrant or that the world as we know […]
I should stop Reading Seth Godin’s blog. Stuff like this is like an irresistible taunt to me: “Either, not both“.
Tony Jones is hosting a series of guest posts on the atonement in the lead-up to Good Friday and Easter. Mine is there today: “Jesus died for our sins.” Often, the problem with this core piece of our common Christian confession is that we think we know what it means. And so we limit our […]
Here’s the reality of my life: when I’m engaged in creative work, creativity ideas overflow into every other area. When I’m overwhelmed with administrative tasks, when I’m on extended periods of daddy duty, when my emotional and mental energies are sapped by conflict, when I’m thinking through the same things over and over again–in these […]
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During SBL, I had the honor and privilege of doing a recording with the good folks at Homebrewed Christianity, Mark Scandrette, and Philip Clayton before a live studio audience at chez Scandrette. This was, in actuality, the fulfillment of a dream, as I had long hoped to bring my homebrewed beer with me to record […]
I have some books to give away. I’d also like some help. Put the two together, and here’s your chance to help humanity and, possibly, nab yourself a book. First, how can you help humanity? I am writing study notes on Colossians for a Study Bible. As a NT Prof, I have my ideas about […]