Human origins: Hubble telescope or van Gogh?

What kind of picture is Genesis 1-3? Is it a Hubble telescope photo or van Gogh’s Starry Night? In his newest book, The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate, John Walton explains his approach to the origins debate in this way: “[T]he Bible is not a scientific textbook…. Continue reading

Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus

Reggie L. Williams begins his historical and theological evaluative book Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistancewith the provocative thought: What type of Jesus inspires what kind of ethical life? Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the beloved World War II theologian, activist, and martyr, was not always so endearing, passionate, and empathetic. In fact,… Continue reading

To Challenge and Confess, “Treading Paper” (Part 1 of ?)

“But our hearts tell a different story Our hands feel a different pulse.”                   – Thrice Treading Paper According to my Google Music account, I have listened to Thrice’s album Major/Minor over 100 times.  In the past several months, it has kept me company through many hours of thinking, reading, and writing as I… Continue reading

Beauty and the Cross: The World will be Saved by Beauty (Part 3 of 3)

"Restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature."                                     - π        ... Continue reading

Beauty and the Cross (Part 1 of 3)

I don’t think you trust In my self-righteous suicide –      System of a Down, “Chop Suey!” Recently, I read Joe Hill’s best selling novel, Horns. I don’t necessarily recommend it (it’s one of those book that depends on the reader, however his comic Locke and Key is absa-freakin-lutely amazing), but the reading merits of the… Continue reading

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