Theology Archive

What the Bible Looks Like When Compared to Fantasy Fiction

While comparing the Bible to fantasy fiction is not likely to settle well with about 28 percent of Americans, I did exactly that for On Faith this week.

3 for Thursday: 3 Examples of Pre-scientific Medicine in Art

From drilling holes in heads to sperm filled with little men, there's no doubt that medicine today is much better than it's pre-scientific origins.

What If My Younger Self Friended Me on Facebook?

If by some strange experiment of internet time travel you were friended by your younger self on Facebook, would accept it?

3 for Thursday: 3 Examples of Believing is Seeing

When we look into the clouds, sometimes what we find is exactly what we were looking for in the first place.

3 for Thursday: Three Reasons History is Not Theology

When a church historian sets out to tell you what God is doing during the Protestant Reformation, he or she stops being an historian.

Consider No Evil: Academic Freedom and Religious Higher Education

If you've wondered why theology plays such a prominent role in guiding and policing Christian higher education, then check out my new book, "Consider No Evil."

Will “Exodus: Gods and Kings” Sanitize Moses?

Evangelicals often want biblical movies that closely follow the text, but if "Exodus: Gods and Kings" does that, then this movie becomes unfit for families.

3 for Thursday: Three 15th-Century Depictions of the Terror of Hell

Three 15th-century depictions of the terror of hell show that fear is a powerful motivator and that hell has been a powerful factor in that for a long time.
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