The Joshua Delusion

Review: Douglas S. Earl, The Joshua Delusion? Rethinking Genocide in the Bible. Eugene: Cascade, 2010. Paperback. 190 pages. $22.00. ISBN 13: 978-1-60899-892-0. Buy this book here. My thanks to Wipf a...

Praise for The Human Faces of God

The Human Faces of God will shatter any honest reader’s preconceptions about the Bible and what it “says” and leave that reader with a stronger and better faith. This book is the mos...

Shari‘ati on the Ideal Man

Ideal man passes through the very midst of nature and comes to understand God; he seeks out mankind and thus attains God. He does not bypass nature and turn his back on mankind. He holds the sword of ...

Theodicky

Maybe God isn’t dead. Maybe he’s just going deaf. Maybe he’s totally deaf in one ear, and partially deaf in the other. It’s understandable. He is getting to be a little ancient of days anymore...

On Getting Saved

Somebody asked me today, “What are we exactly saved from and what does the death and resurrection of Jesus mean in relationship to that?” This is a significant question. Evangelicalism pre...

Christianity Is Inherently Violent

All Christians are white supremacists. They’re also all Spanish inquisitors. They all believe the world is six thousand years old. They all believe that women have no right to teach theology to men....

Maranatha and Other Millenarian Mantras

In his seminal volume, Jesus of Nazareth: Millenarian Prophet, Dale C. Allison argues (as I have here and here) that Jesus was an apocalyptic prophet who believed that a final judgment of humankind an...

Was Adam Smith the Anti-Capitalist?

The American Churches of Laissez-Faire Capitalism (typified in denominations like AIG, Blackwater, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Exxon, Enron, Monsanto, and Wal-Mart, indebted to the teachings of the prophe...