Theology question: If you’ve moved away from penal substitutionary atonement as your (at least main) understanding of the atonement, (how) has your understanding of “God made him to be sin who knew no sin” in 2 Cor. 5:21 changed?

If you’re a Christian and you’re more upset about ordaining women than you are about sexual abuse in the church, something is seriously wrong.

When the NYT Connections editor has a bad day, we all have a bad day. Simple as.

One of the best books I’ve ever read is “Lament for a Son” by Nicholas Wolterstorff. It was written while grieving for the loss of his son, Eric, who died in 1983 at age 25 in a mountain climbing accident. If you’ve ever lost someone you love, I highly recommend this book.

Testing out cross-posting to see if this makes it from my to Threads!

Wow, the NYT Connections game today is not messing around. I didn’t get a single category. 🫠🫠🫠

(How) have you seen the Bible helpfully or unhelpfully influence the way that parents raise their children?

Here’s a “Collect” prayer I wrote for Juneteenth in 2020. Please feel free to use and share!…

If you read The Bible and one of your main takeaways is “This book is about timeless gender roles,” then I don’t think you read the book very well.

We need a Nashville Hot Chicken restaurant in Toledo, OH

What does “SBC” stand for? Wrong answers only.

What’s this hard layer underneath the drywall in my bathroom? Cement board?

What’s this hard layer underneath the drywall in my bathroom? Cement board?

Do you know and care about someone with ADHD? What have you found most helpful?

I’d like to assemble a comprehensive list of passages in the Bible (1) which seem to clearly teach that all humans and/or all creation will be saved and (2) which seem to clearly teach that the punishment/judgment of Hell will be eternal, without end.

How and why is the IPA craze still a thing? 🍺

I’ve got a couple tech-related presentations under my belt now, but today I get to give a talk about my career journey: “Pivot! From Pastor to Programmer”. Should be interesting!

I go back and forth on whether “But surely it’s more complicated than that” is the (1) most necessary or (2) most banal move to make in (response to) an argument. You can say it to anything! The map is not the territory. To a certain extent, all language is an oversimplification of reality.

Regarding my previous post on many Protestants treating baptism like a “work,” I mean work in a theologically-loaded “works righteousness” way. I’m thinking of Luther’s objections to the Anabaptists’ views of faith and baptism. See pics for a relevant excerpt from Althaus’s Theology of Luther book.

A couple Bible questions. (1) What’s your go-to “study” Bible? (2) If I’ve got the New Oxford Annotated Bible 4th edition (2010), is it worth picking up the 5th edition (2018)? Any substantive changes/updates?