Category Archives: Controversies

Video: Peter Leithart and Me on Baptismal Efficacy

Today’s question: I just finished Leithart’s The Priesthood of the Plebs. It was one of the most stimulating books I have read in a long, long time. I also have recently watched some of your videos on baptism. How does … Continue reading

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Video: Richard Rohr on Scripture

Today’s question: I came across this post from Richard Rohr on how Jesus interpreted scripture (https://cac.org/jesus-interpreted-scripture-2017-01-10/). Here is a quote from the post: “Jesus consistently ignored or even denied exclusionary, punitive, and triumphalistic texts in his own inspired Hebrew Bible in … Continue reading

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Podcast: Infertility with Matthew Arbo

On this episode of Mere Fidelity, Matt, Derek, and I are joined by Matthew Arbo, author of the recent book, Walking Through Infertility: Biblical, Theological, and Moral Counsel for Those Who Are Struggling. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Vindicating the Vixens’

I wrote a review of Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible, a recent book edited by Sandra Glahn, which has just been posted over on the CBMW website. In the necessary work of restoring … Continue reading

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Video: Elisha and the She-Bears

Today I discuss the troubling passage at the end of 2 Kings 2, where forty-two are killed after ridiculing the prophet Elisha. This discussion was prompted by Jonathan Pageau’s discussion of this passage. If you have any questions for me, … Continue reading

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Justice Discourse in the Internet Age, Part 1: Introduction

I have a guest post over on the Davenant Institute’s blog, the first of a multi-part series on the character of justice discourse in the Internet Age. As we become increasingly absorbed in the virtual and abstract world of social … Continue reading

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Video: Reading Revelation

Today’s question: There seem to be a number of different overall approaches to interpreting the book of Revelation. Can you briefly explain what each of these are and then share your own preferred interepretaive approach? Perhaps some recommended reading too? … Continue reading

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Video: 1 Corinthians 14 and Women’s Silence in Church

Today’s question: I have a friend who is from a non-religious background who is interested in Christianity and is reading the bible for the first time. She asked me to explain 1 Corinthians 14:33b-35. “As in all the churches of … Continue reading

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Video: Did Jephthah Kill His Daughter?

Today’s question: “Jephthah? Human sacrifice or something else?” For more on this question, see John Barach’s lectures on Joshua, Judges, and Ruth and James Jordan’s commentary on Judges. If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat … Continue reading

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Video: Should Christians be Friends with Non-Christians?

Today’s question: “What is your opinion on close-knit churches that teach members to not become close friends with outsiders/heathens? They teach to be courteous and you can have friendly acquaintances with outsiders, but teach that friendship with the world is … Continue reading

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