Category: Theology

From the Dilettante Files: Prismatic Theology

A couple years ago, I attended my very first meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in New Orleans. As I was meandering through the hallways in search of interesting sessions, my attention was drawn by a colorful poster placed upon a board which was in use for the poster sessions. It took about .002 nanoseconds to figure out that… Read more →

The People of the Two Hats—or What Really Drives Me Crazy About ETS

There was a time not so long ago that I would have fit right in at the Evangelical Theological Society. I remember scrambling to come up with ways John 7:53-8:11 could be authentic or attempts to successfully harmonize the Gospels. I felt I had to. I felt that if I couldn’t find the answers to such difficulties, then my faith… Read more →

CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

You may or may not know that I have a soft spot in my heart for the early Celtic Christianity. In particular, I love the whole peregrinati business of wandering about on legendary journeys to spread the gospel and sprouting monasteries every few steps. So it should be no surprise that I am rather excited about finding this online database of Celtic resources. It has… Read more →

Book Review: The Immigration Crisis by James Hoffmeier

Of the modern political controversies, the question surrounding illegal immigration is the one that causes me the most self-doubt. I have long held that contempt of law should never be rewarded and that amnesty is not the proper response. However, in the last few years, God has taught me to love justice. My compassion for the immigrant wars with the… Read more →

Book Review: Homosexuality and the Christian by Mark Yarhouse

Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of this book. Homosexuality is one of those topics that never dies. Everyone has an opinion whether they voice it actively or not, but they probably do voice it (and do so at length with suitable levels of anger at the people who disagree). Unfortunately, Homosexuality has become a sort of litmus test,… Read more →