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Bryan College and Creationist Politics

There has been an insider discussion the past week or so on a turn of events at Bryan College, a small Christian college located in the equally small town of Dayton, TN. If the name of the college sounds familiar or the town rings a bell of curiosity, it’s because it was in Dayton, TN that the one of the… Read more →

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TEN: Rethinking the Ten Commandments (Sean Gladding)

When you read so much literature written in a fairly abstract and academic tone, it’s always nice to have to have a book which reads in a conversational or narrative format. Sean Gladding’s new book Ten: Words of Life for an Addicted, Compulsive, Cynical, Divided, and Worn-Out Culture (IVP: 2014) was a pleasure to read for just that reason. Along the same… Read more →

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Why I Am Not a Calvinist (Part 1)

Warning: Edited Post Alert: A few weeks ago I posted a blog entitled Why I am an Open Theist (Part 1). Below you largely find the general substance of the post, but as I have been preparing for my second part–in the little spare time I have–I have decided against posting a Part 2 on the topic of Open Theism. Why?… Read more →

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Those Godless Pro-Lifers (Or Meet Our Secular Friends)

As one who is passionately pro-life and always has been, I’ve never seen it as a necessity, nor even good practice, to begin the defense of life from theological grounds (unless you believe in God, what use is it to tell somebody what God thinks?). Science and philosophy are adequate enough to show that the fetus is a life and… Read more →

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Triumph By Testimony (Jessica Kelley)

I recently posted an article by blogger Jessica Kelley entitled Where His Stocking Should Be. I hadn’t gotten the chance to listen to her testimony yet. Today I did. This is, hands down, one of the most incredible testimonies I have ever heard. Watch this. Wrestle with it. Let it soak into you. Read more →

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BibleWorks 9: An Introductory Review

This is the first part of a four part series on BibleWorks 9, one of the leading Bible study softwares for your computer available. I’ve used it in my own study for years and the recent move from BibleWorks 7 to BibleWorks 9 has allowed me an opportunity to share a program that I think every serious student of the… Read more →

The Journey of Modern Theology (Review)

Here’s a book for my intellectual friends…either that, or it’s big enough that it can be used as a weapon. The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction (IVP Academic: 2013), totaling 713 pages, is the third (non-official) volume of Roger Olson’s in his IVP theology series (the previous two being, The Mosaic of Christian Belief and The Story of Christian… Read more →

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Belief in God Really Isn’t THAT Important…

It’s a basic truism of blogging that controversial titles get more readers…so there you go. Now I request that you read on. In all conviction, though, I do stand by the title of this post, but let me explain. This morning was hard. I sat in the shower, steamy hot water beating on the back of my head. It was… Read more →

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Coffee with Jesus: Radio Free Babylon

This was an incredibly fun review. Usually, I do book reviews for more scholarly or academically oriented books, but this one was a much needed break from the regular routine of lengthy reading. That does not mean, however, that this wasn’t heavy. There’s some incredibly weighty and thought provoking material contained within the pages…albeit, in a fun comic-strip style. Many… Read more →