On February 23, 2014 In Ancient Science, Creationism, Evangelicalism, Evolution, History, Myth, Opinion, Scripture, Theology, Toledo Faith and Values, Universe
If you’re not a creationist, the temptation might be to finish the title of this post with “on everything.” So go ahead. Say it aloud and you’ll probably feel better. In my recent article, “‘There is a book,’ but Ken Ham has no idea how to read it,” at Toledo Faith & Values (our
It’s Christmas time, which means the gift of new surveys and studies on American beliefs. This last week, Pew Research, Religion and Public Life Project released some new data related to religious beliefs surrounding the holiday. According to Pew: Nine-in-ten Americans say they celebrate Christmas, and three-quarters say they believe in the virgin birth
My first experience with Herakles or Hercules was as a boy in Sunday school reading about the biblical figure, Samson. (I was too young to understand that he was a philandering, arrogant, killing-machine.) He and Herakles have often been compared, as both kill lions with their hands and find their downfalls due to a
It’s that time of the year where adults dress up in costumes they’d never want to be seen in at any other time of the year. To celebrate, Brandon Ambrosino interviewed me at The Huffington Post about Halloween and the article just went up (“Satan’s Birthday: A Brief Discussion on Halloween and Christianity”). We
The New Testament is constantly being re-interpreted from a variety of perspectives. From feminists, to socialists, to traditionalists; there's even a version as seen through the prism of Star Wars...
If the Bible is a divine book, why does it look so human? Inspiration and Incarnation, the controversial book that dared to ask and answer that question, now has a website. And while the book was written in 2005, its author, Peter Enns, continues to draw new detractors.
In October, I delivered a lecture at the annual Ritz Lectures at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The text for that lecture, “The Cosmic Waters: An Historian’s Perspective of Christian Ecumenical Discussions,” appears at my author blog (brandonwithrow.com). As Bertram Cooper says to Don Draper on the AMC show Mad Men, “You’re going to need a
The Rise of Christian Beliefs: The Thought World of Early Christians by Heikki Räisänen Fortress, 2010 432 pages (paperback) Available Amazon.com When I’m teaching a class on ancient Christianity, I spend a significant amount of time covering the culture and context out of which Christian beliefs developed. What did the Greeks contribute to the