Meta-narratives and Failed Promises: The Journey from Premodernity to Postmodernism (Presentation)

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at an Apologetics event in Kentucky.  The conference featured several talented speakers addressing a variety of issues challenging Christians today, including Religious Pluralism (Dr. Dale Tuggy), Privatization (Dr. Jerry Wierwille), Moral Critiques (Kenny Willenburg), Apologetics in the Postmodern world (Sean Finnegan), and Evangelism (John Truitt). I … Continue reading Meta-narratives and Failed Promises: The Journey from Premodernity to Postmodernism (Presentation)

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Spring and Summer Projects

Been rather busy lately! Travel, school, and lots of writing have made it harder to post here; but here’s a preview of the coming days: I’ve recently returned from a trip to Rome.  Looking forward to blogging about the fascinating and often surprising history I encountered in the eternal city. May 3-6, I’ll be giving … Continue reading Spring and Summer Projects

Presentation: A Brief History of the Trinitarian Dogma and its Consequences for Christian Theology

This past weekend I had the pleasure of speaking alongside Sir Anthony Buzzard, Barbara Buzzard, as well as Pastor Robin Todd from Washington state, and Seth Ross (president, Atlanta Bible College) at a conference in Grapevine, TX. I was asked to give an introductory lecture on the history of Trinitarian dogma (no small task in … Continue reading Presentation: A Brief History of the Trinitarian Dogma and its Consequences for Christian Theology

Postmodernism, Gnosis, and Physical Anthropology: The Making of a Religious Revolt

Recently I have written a paper which presents an analogy between elements of postmodernism and Christian Gnosticism.  (Scroll down for download link) By now it is obvious that the progressive rise of postmodern thinking has affected all modern fields of inquiry, whether scientific or religious.  The heated and ongoing debate over "gender identity" in the … Continue reading Postmodernism, Gnosis, and Physical Anthropology: The Making of a Religious Revolt

Christological Oversights & the Kingdom of God: Reading N.T. Wright’s ‘The Challenge of Jesus’

I’ve recently read, and enjoyed, N.T. Wright’s The Challenge of Jesus.  Primarily, the book explores the relationship of “the kingdom of God” and the symbols of Judaism (the Temple, the food laws, etc.) to the preaching of the historical Jesus.  But Wright also reflects a good deal on Christology.  In this review, I’ll be paying … Continue reading Christological Oversights & the Kingdom of God: Reading N.T. Wright’s ‘The Challenge of Jesus’

Photinus of Galatia: Unitarian of the Fourth Century CE (Presentation)

I've been so busy lately that I haven't had the chance to upload my recent presentation at a historical conference held at Atlanta Bible College.  So here it is! In this presentation I provide a brief historical survey of "biblical unitarian" theology (in other words, unitarian theology without Christological pre-existence) from the first to the … Continue reading Photinus of Galatia: Unitarian of the Fourth Century CE (Presentation)

Tim Warner vs. ‘The God of Jesus’: An exercise in historical malpractice

Recently I was made aware of some criticisms by pastor Tim Warner.  Mr. Warner operates Oasis Christian Church, and he is none-too-happy about my book, The God of Jesus in Light of Christian Dogma.  In fact, he thinks it’s a misrepresentation of Church history, thinks I’m denying Jesus, and even charges me with teaching a … Continue reading Tim Warner vs. ‘The God of Jesus’: An exercise in historical malpractice

Dealing with Objections to GJohn as anti-Gnostic polemic (H&J Part 05)

Could the Gospel of John really contain anti-Gnostic sentiments?  As we have seen in previous entries, many scholars throughout history have thought so.  But others have argued against this idea.  Before we enter into an in-depth analysis of John’s relationship with Christian or Hermetic Gnosticism, it will be helpful to first deal with several possible … Continue reading Dealing with Objections to GJohn as anti-Gnostic polemic (H&J Part 05)