Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Death Before the Fall

Over on Jesus Creed, RJS asks about death before the Fall. Following Ronald Osborn, she suggests that the place of death within the creation is a problem, especially for those who take Genesis literally. As death is supposed to arise … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Creation, Ethics, Genesis, OT, The Blogosphere, Theological | 62 Comments

Thoughts on the World Vision Debate

The following are various thoughts on the recent World View USA brouhaha. The bitter disagreements that have been played out over the last few days have, with a few exceptions, followed familiar and predictable patterns, with the various antagonists performing … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Ethics, On the web, Sex and Sexuality, The Blogosphere, Theological | 75 Comments

Remarks on New Testament Authorship

The Thirsty Gargoyle, whom I had the privilege of meeting in person last year, has some helpful remarks on the question of New Testament authorship. Take a look.

Posted in Apologetics, NT, NT Theology, The Blogosphere, Theological | 1 Comment

Is N.T. Wright in his Right-Mind?

Scot McKnight’s recent reference to it has reminded me of N.T. Wright’s treatment of right brain/left brain dichotomies in his treatment of readings of the Apostle Paul, especially as they relate to his use of the Old Testament. This isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, N.T. Wright, NT, NT Theology, The Blogosphere, Theological | 13 Comments

Stabbings in the Bible

I have long been fascinated with biblical accounts of stabbing. As a young child, my two favourite Old Testament stories were 1 Samuel 5 (Dagon and the Ark of the Covenant) and Judges 3:12-30 (Ehud’s stabbing of King Eglon). Somewhat … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Samuel, Bible, Judges, OT, The Blogosphere | 2 Comments

How Our Reading Can Muzzle Scripture

Earlier today, Mere Orthodoxy posted a guest post of mine entitled ‘The Dangers of Appealing to Personality Types’. Within it, I engage with a recent piece by Morgan Guyton, ‘Why English Majors Make Lousy Fundamentalists’ (also crossposted on Jesus Creed). … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Controversies, Scripture, The Blogosphere, Theological | 39 Comments

Why We Should Be More Sceptical of Myers-Briggs

Mere Orthodoxy (which you really should be following) has guest posted a piece of mine entitled ‘The Dangers of Appealing to Personality Type’. Within it I make a case for a sceptical approach to personality tests such as Myers-Briggs. Everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, The Blogosphere | 7 Comments

Can Evangelicals See Themselves in the LGBT Movement?

Over the weekend I was invited to contribute a piece to the Christ & Pop Culture site. I wrote a short article interacting with a recent Rod Dreher post, which you can read here. Within it I argue that there … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Culture, Guest Post, Sex and Sexuality, The Blogosphere, Theological | 14 Comments

Response to Hannon on Heterosexuality

Over on Mere Orthodoxy, Matthew Lee Anderson has written a helpful response to Michael Hannon’s recent First Things piece ‘Against Heterosexuality’. I read Hannon’s piece over a week ago and had a number of concerns about it when I did … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Sex and Sexuality, The Blogosphere, Theological | 11 Comments

Why We Shouldn’t Trust Our Stories

Earlier today, Derek Rishmawy posted a piece entitled ‘My Evangelical Story Isn’t So Bad (Or, a Ramble on Experience, Biography, & Theology)’. Within it he discusses his generally positive experience of growing up as an evangelical and how this colours … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, The Blogosphere, Theological | 25 Comments