009: Did Jesus Exist? Or…Was He A Myth (with David Fitzgerald) Part 1

9 Mar

Did Jesus of Nazareth actually exist? Believe it or not, this is not the first time this question has been posed by theologians and biblical scholars.  Dating to the 18th and 19th centuries, scholars responding to biblical higher criticism sought … Read More »

“Proof-Texting” from the Bible: The Unwavering Logic of Biblical Inerrancy

9 Feb

Introduction What’s the deal with Christians who resort to listing a series of proof-texts to prove their point in any disputation involving theology or biblical interpretations? This practice has really struck me lately. I’m a part of a couple of … Read More »

Deconstructing Biblical Inerrancy

15 Dec

Introduction The very word “inerrant” is not one that is used by anybody today, except for those within conservative, evangelical churches. In the final two MindShift podcasts for 2017, this is a topic that Ray Gilford and I explored, and … Read More »

Deconstructing Systematic Theology: What’s the Point?

31 Oct

Introduction On this, the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his famous 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg in 1517, I thought I’d do some reflections on theology. I’ll begin by posing a question: What is … Read More »

Preaching with a Bias: Exploring the Legacy of Fundamentalist Preaching

24 Sep

Introduction As I reflected on the recent podcast that Gary Hayes and I did on this subject of “preaching with a bias,” it made me want to go back and examine the legacy of fundamentalist, conservative evangelical preaching. This is … Read More »