Religion & Theology

Devastating news tonight, as I just received a text message from a good friend informing me that David Wilkerson died in a car accident this evening. His wife, Gwen, has been airlifted to the hospital in critical condition. Wilkerson's ministry had a major impact on me...

John Hobbins has just posted a blog memorial to Abraham Joshua Heschel that's well worth checking out, including links to Heschel's famous NBC video interview two weeks before his death, profiles of Heschel,  and other useful material. Heschel is one of the most influential scholars...

Frederick Schmidt's article, "Is it Time to Write the Eulogy? The Future of Seminary Education," observes a number of problems with the present state of seminary education and suggested some sweeping changes to how M.Div. degrees are handled both by the church and by divinity...

It occurred to me in the process of thinking about the similarities between much of the rhetoric used by those screaming about anthropogenic climate change and "rapture watchers" that the very fact that their rhetoric is so simple is one reason that climate change arguments...

The marketing campaign for Bart Ehrman's latest popular book (this time on forgery in the Bible) has picked up in earnest, first with a few interviews and now with a piece in the Huffington Post summarizing his thesis that "the Bible actually contains lies." As...

My wife and I make a practice of reading together every night before we go to bed. We've recently been going through the autobiography of George Müller—the guy who built several orphanages despite having no paycheck, never directly asking for money, and never going into...

My recent series "A Civil War Between the Church and the Gay Community?" (Part One, Two, and Three) has involved a discussion of the church's relationship to the state, with some special attention paid to the current debates over homosexuality and marriage. During that discussion,...

Rod of Alexandria has started a new meme asking bloggers to name that one Contemporary praise song that just drives them bonkers. Here are the rules: Please try to name ONE (I know, there are so many to choose from) CCM praise song that you...