I read in a debate thread that blaming disparities within the black community on the black community itself (rather than some external element like systemic racism) is itself a racist idea. I am not here to dispute that. But I would like help harmonizing that with the very notion of “systemic racism” which seems to do the very same thing. i.e. blame a cultural problem … Continue reading Cultural Sins are Racist?
Contrary to the claims of many like Brian Zahnd that Substitionary Atonement (AKA Penal Substitution) is absent from the church fathers, the great Athanasius (298-373) shows very early evidence of Substitutionary Atonement (SA) in his great work “On the Incarnation.” I will provide a small sample of some of his quotations affirming his understanding of the doctrine (all citations come from my Kindle version, the … Continue reading Athanasius and Substitutionary Atonement
I have spent a lot of time recently responding to progressive, liberal neo-socinian attacks on Substitutionary Atonement (SA), or Penal Substitution (PSA) and so I decided to keep the streak going. Patheos, which is one of the most popular liberal Christian hubs recently posted an article from Keith Giles who presented some unique challenges to SA. He presented seven biblical arguments I will refute. Cherry … Continue reading “7 Reasons Jesus was NOT sacrificed for your sins” Refuted
Skye Jethani is a relatively well-known voice in the evangelical world. As an author and online content creator, he has contributed in many ways to evangelical public conversations over the years. I have found many of his insights specifically focused on the megachurch movement to be very helpful, though I have always known that he and I do not see eye to eye on a … Continue reading Do White People Care About the Bible?
Politics and the English Language “I never discuss anything else except politics and religion. There is nothing else to discuss.” – G.K. Chesterton It is difficult for me to imagine exactly what all the great George Orwell might say about our current cultural situation were he to resurrect and assimilate into American culture in the year 2020. I don’t know which “sides” he would take … Continue reading Orwell Addresses America
Introduction: “I accept the Bible as authoritative in Christian faith and here’s how it works:” Brian Zahnd has made the news in my blog-world yet again. Only this time it’s not for the usual reason (attacking Penal Substitution). Rather, he made noise on my Twitter feed in a peculiar way (you can follow my brief exchange with him here.) Zahnd has been flirting with Eastern … Continue reading Brian Zahnd and Biblical Epistemology