The “full humanity” that Christ brought

For most of us growing up as conservative Evangelicals, the term humanism was scarcely used apart from the modifier “secular”, and even it when it was, that scary adjective was implied and inferred. For this reason, one of my theology teachers in undergrad liked to try to reclaim humanism from the clutches of secular humanism among his students […]

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Baptism: taking Scripture and tradition seriously

Polycarp at The Church of Jesus Christ and I seem to be travelling the same paths lately (does this indicate that I’m finally a part of the Church of Jesus Christ? The U.S. branch, anyway?). He recently wrote a series of posts, some in depth and some quite short, regarding hell and universalism in Scripture […]

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Evolution and evangel(ical)ism

The poll in my sidebar asking Christians how important they considered the faith/science debate to be ran for four months as of yesterday. In that time, 99 votes were cast. Today as I close it out, I add my own as the last vote. I voted Critical. No surprise there. What I do find surprising is […]

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Losing the plot

This story is certainly making the rounds around the blogosphere, but I can’t pass it up, particularly because I have some things to say about it I haven’t read elsewhere. I thought I’d link to one of the better reactions I read (be sure to read the whole thing): An Associated Press story this weekend […]

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Proving Christianity with inerrancy

In a discussion involving my rejection of inerrancy, a frequent commenter mentioned the inerrantist objection, “Without [our Bible] can we confidently walk up to a non-believer and ask him to believe our own personal faith in God without showing him something that he can see that points to that God?” The first thing I’d like to note is […]

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009