Bible Translation vs...

Last week, First Things magazine published an article on how the Evangelical doctrine of ‘sola scriptura’ is often misunderstood in response to the a survey published in Christian Today about many American evangelicals hold unorthodox views which have been condemned by the...

Leaving Christian Gu...

I recently read through Carl Trueman’s book Fools Rush In Where Monkey’s Fear to Tread: Taking Aim at Everyone. As a Christian who prefers not to be identified with evangelicalism, I have always appreciated Trueman’s thought provoking essays. I was especially struck by the following...

Foreigners On Other ...

Last week Deseret News put out an article on how various religious groups would respond to the discovery of life on other planets. It’s an interesting article and you should check it out here. A religious survey was conducted by Prof. David Weintraub who teaches astronomy at Vanderbilt....

The Bible in one han...

What do you make of preachers with iPads?   I was in London for a protest to support the movement in Hong Kong the day after I wrote my last post two weeks ago. One of the speakers there remarked that he had been Facebook a lot trying to follow the latest developments in Hong Kong —...

Biblical (il)Literac...

Dr. Ken Berding is leading the charge to improve biblical literacy in our culture. Dr. Berding is Professor of New Testament at my alma mater, Biola University (he taught me Greek!). Dr. Berding is passionate about this subject, having written an article in the newest edition of the Biola...

Do We Have a Male Va...

I’ll never forget the moment that I was slapped in the face by the most fashion conscious city in America, Los Angeles. Near the end of my four years there, the city began to wear off on me. I started to “up my game.” Bought some nicer clothes, some flashier shirts, some tighter jeans....

Mark Driscoll and Re...

I don’t normally follow the news of the Evangelical scene in America. But I just happened to be in Seattle, at the Bellevue site morning service of Mars Hill Church (like a tourist), that Sunday when a group of people protested outside the church (3 August). It was only after seeing the...

How Not to Evangeliz...

A few weeks ago my wife and I sat through a 2 hour Timeshare presentation in the hopes of getting a free trip to Hawaii.  We went in determined not to sign up for for anything and to get as much free stuff as possible.  I personally went in skeptical, feeling sensitive to the different...

A Matter of Fear

The trailer for a new film put out by Answers in Genesis has recently appeared. The film is called A Matter of Faith. As one can tell from the trailer, it looks and feels a lot like the recent Christian film, God’s Not Dead. When the latter film originally came out I had my reservations...

Singleness

Every Tuesday I lead a bible study for undergrad ladies attending UC Berkeley through Cru ministries. Last Tuesday, one of the girls said to me (in so many words), “Carrie, thank you for being an example of living a content single life.” She expanded her thought by mentioning that there...

Inaccurate Noahs

On March 28th Darren Aronofsky’s Noah will hit the big screens. Here’s the trailer, if you haven’t seen it yet. Big name director, big name stars, lots of CGI and Russel Crowe looking determined-against-all-odds. Good stuff. But the subject matter has a lot of people upset...