My newest post, “Enough with Co-opting Jesus for Every Political Agenda,” is up at The Huffington Post. In it I take a look at the many appropriations people have made of Jesus, especially when it comes to politics. What does Jesus look like when we destroy our self-made images of him, particularly those based
Faith and Doubt make their conjoined appearances in a great swath of the world’s literature. Religious belief and the problem of evil are so common to novels—as they are common to human experience—that this could just as easily be a list of 3000 as a list of 3. But the manner in which these
What does it mean if what our brain knows to be true based on the facts is pushed away because we feel uneasy about the change? How many people can truly be honest about what drives their decisions?
Why are Protestant pastors so stubborn when it comes to accepting evolution?
There is perhaps no discussion more infused with controversy than that of personal identity—that theory concerned with what makes a person the same or different over time.
When it comes to the creative engagement of science -- can evangelical theology evolve in its relation to scientific inquiry or is it destined for extinction?
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.
Evangelical Disenchantment: 9 Portraits of Faith and Doubt by David Hempton Yale University Press, 2008 233 pages (hardcover) Available Amazon.com Powell’s I’m not sure how old I was at the time, but I was probably around ten when I was a part of a small adult Bible study in Temperance, Michigan. We sat in