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Lighten Up: Theology

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I stole this from a reader’s Facebook page. (Thanks Kevin.) It’s good to remember that we don’t really have it all figured out.

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Hellbound? in the Washington Post

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Kevin Miller, the writer/director of “Hellbound?” was featured in the Washington Post in an article titled “Hell is a reality distortion field.” He challenges us to consider that what we believe about hell or anything…

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Thou Shalt Not Fear Science

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Bev Mitchel is a person I’ve just recently been introduced to. He’s among an increasing chorus of scholars who believe it’s time for Evangelicals to stop being afraid of science and to instead seriously integrate it into…

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Sometimes The Strangest Things Keep Us From God

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If the violent depictions of God in the Bible are not completely accurate, isn’t all of Scripture up for debate?

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Question: I’m very intrigued by your cruciform hermeneutics and can’t wait for your book (Crucifixion of the Warrior God) to come out. But I have to say that it strikes me as dangerous. You’re basically…

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Is Faith Inherently Irrational?

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Is Faith Inherently Irrational? Many people seem to assume that faith is giving credence to things that don’t make much sense and for which there is little or no evidence. Take the doctrine of the…

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Tragedy Strikes and Coherence Goes Out the Window

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I encourage you to read Aurora shooting inspires various perspectives on God and belief, written by Electa Draper and published on the front page of the Denver Post Monday. The article shows how differently believers…

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How can prayer change God’s mind?

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You’ve argued that since God is all-good, he’s always doing the most he can do in every situation to bring about good. But you have also argued that prayer can change God’s mind. How are these two beliefs compatible?

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Our Commitment to Love (and Avoiding Theological Idolatry)

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Given that we have just launched ReKnew, I thought it would be helpful to spend a good portion of our initial blogs unpacking the theological vision of ReKnew. Our goal is to post content to the site at least three or four times a week, with two of these posts (on average) being fresh content from me addressing particular theological topics. The other posts will be things such as videos, quotes of the day, featured articles from elsewhere on the web questions from readers, and so on.

Before I begin unpacking ReKnew’s theological vision in subsequent posts, however, today I want to offer four preliminary words about the theological convictions I’ll be espousing.

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Isn’t it contradictory to say Jesus is “fully God” and “fully human”?

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READER: God is, by definition, eternal, having neither beginning nor end. Human beings are, by definition, finite, beginning at a certain point in time. How, then, can Jesus be both God (eternal) and human (finite)?…

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Christ-Centered or Cross-Centered?

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The Christocentric Movement Thanks largely to the work of Karl Barth, we have over the last half-century witnessed an increasing number of theologians advocating some form of a Christ-centered (or, to use a fancier theological…

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How should evangelicals “do” theology?

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A central debate among evangelical theologians concerns the question of theological method. In other words, how should we “do” theology? All evangelical Christians believe the Bible is God’s inspired revelation. Thus, evangelicals agree that Scripture…

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