Effective Consent

If you spend much time on a college campus, read college ministry-related blogs, or talk to students (or their parents), sooner or later you will run into talk about the problems of students consuming too much alcohol and “hooking up” (a term for causal sex covering activity all the way from “making out” to intercourse). […]

Thinking about Scholarship about Jesus

One of the major questions I think about often – partly as a scholar, but more so as a questioning Christian – touches on how “history” as a discipline and “theology” as a discipline relate – or not.  Stick with me here, for a second.  You’ll see that this question actually matters. Historians – even […]

A Biblical View that Lays to Rest an Old Methodist Division

N.T. Wright writes faster than I can read.  Having relished a few of his other works, I sat down with his new  How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels, (HarperOne, 2012).  I’m not finished and I’ve been trying to hold off on a blog about it, but oh well. Wright and Scot McKnight […]

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