My newest article, “Do the Beliefs of Others Infuriate You?” is up at The Huffington Post. This piece is an attempt to explain some guiding principles that I try to use for myself when engaging those who have beliefs that I disagree with, especially when they are frustratingly bad beliefs. The points I make
My newest piece, “That’s not academics, Texas; it’s religious indoctrination,” is up at Toledo Faith and Values (the local hub of The Religion News Service). A recent report on Texas religion courses in public schools showed a significant bias in teaching for several districts. In some of these instances, the bias was deemed intentional.
Surveys are done all the time, especially during election years, but there are a few election year surveys on religion that are showing some interesting changes in the American landscape. Today I’m looking at three studies that highlight some aspect of the transforming world of American religion, including the rising category of the the
Dr. Peter Enns is known for many things; he’s a Yankees fan, a biblical studies scholar, and, in the years I’ve known him, a frequently-targeted controversial figure. A former tenured-professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, Dr. Enns originally found significant attention over his 2005 book, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old
Does Jesus wave to the International Space Station at his return? Is the horse he’s riding on a funky, but cool space-horse? Last fall I gave a lecture before the student body on the historical contexts behind ancient Christian ideas of the end of the world. My point at that time was that many
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
Postmodernism has demonstrated the power enculturation has over a person’s ability to examine the world impartially. Changing one’s view of the world—not just a single idea here or there, but a complete revamping of that mental map we use for understanding reality—does not come easily. When we write about “discarding images” on this blog,
Why are Protestant pastors so stubborn when it comes to accepting evolution?