Get Used to Disappointment: Non-Partisan Politics and the Justification of the Kingdom of God

Brett Vaden is my long-time friend and co-blogger at Philomythois. In his previous post, he invited me to “bring it on” and respond to his post, and several weeks ago, in a private conversation, he also asked me to demonstrate how a particular doctrine can have both a short summary and a broad metanarrative. Here… Continue reading

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

Babies: Little Sinners? Part 4

Are babies “little sinners”? How we answer this question impacts not just how we view babies, but how we treat them. Jesus describes a true Christian as one who receives children, the “little ones” (Matt. 18:1-6). Whether we are receiving babies or young children rightly depends upon what we think of them. People who have… Continue reading