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Fuller’s Statement

On Facebook, Fuller posted what appears to be a response to Monday’s blog in which I announced our looming separation. I have reproduced it below. The middle paragraph contains the following: “We seek to remain committed to civil discourse on the most important topics of our day while training women and men for the manifold […]

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Fuller and Me

Being a professor at a theological institution is complicated. Especially when you work out a lot of your theology in public, as I do on this blog. When you blog you are never your own person. You are a voice speaking from somewhere. That somewhere stands in the background, and you are its voice. Last […]

Letter

Dear Younger Self

Yes, it happened this week. Sing it with me, this is 40… As I was running today I had a few thoughts about turning 40. It began like this: Dear 22-38 year-old self: I will run your lazy butt into the ground. Name the time and place. Sincerely, 40-year-old self. Then my thoughts turned more […]

Homebrew

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 […]

Best of the First

Big thanks to Englewood Review of Books who listed Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? among their picks for the Best Books of the First Half of 2012. Clearly, it’s time for you to see (if you haven’t already) what all the hype is about: Please share the love:

Cambridge in Late June

Next week I’ll be heading to Cambridge (the U.K. version, not the Massachusetts version). In addition to a couple days in London beforehand for Laura, here’s what’s going on. Cut and pasted from the newsletter of the Institute for Biblical Research: *New Program for Beginning IBR Scholars. The Board of IBR is excited to announce […]

Story within the Story

If approaching the Bible as Story, and God as a story-bound God, opens up our interpretation of scripture, and Christianity, how does this not become a free for all? Today I have a guest post up at Peter Enns’ site wrestling with just this issue: if we open ourselves up to the idea of “story,” […]