Book Review: Peter Enns Double Header

Bob Trube, Senior Area Director for InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministry in the Ohio Valley, is in the top 1% of contributors to Goodreads. Even before this announcement, I had been following Bob’s excellent Goodreads reviews, Furthermore, inspired by TheRead more…

Science Reader Question: So you want to read more about evolutionary biology and theology

What I’ve collected here is some of the writing that has influenced my thinking and resources that I and my collaborators and commenters think are interesting and helpful.Read more…

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C.S. Lewis on Scripture. God’s Word in Human Words. Part 2 of 2

In my last post I highlighted C.S. Lewis’s take on what it means to approach the Bible humbly: namely, we should first ask honestly and with an open mind, What sort of book has God actually given us and how has He given it?Read more…

Book Review: The Bible Made Impossible (Christian Smith)

Once again “Thank-you!” to Bob Trube, Senior Area Director for InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministry in the Ohio Valley, for his contribution to the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) Blog! Consider these thoughts on Christian Smith’s The Bible Made Impossible: WhyRead more…

Why You Must Be Dying to be a Christian Scholar (Wrap Up)

Following his move to The Big Apple to serve with InterVasity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministry at NYU this fall, David is back to wrap up his series on Why You Must Be Dying to be a Christian Scholar. For earlier postsRead more…

Why You Must Be Dying to be a Christian Scholar: David Williams Intro (1/2)

What am I, a nice campus minister, doing on a blog like this? I am neither a scholar nor the son of a scholar. I occupy no endowed chairs. I will be presented with no festschriften upon my retirement. Why,Read more…

Scholarship of the Bible and the Church

Recently, I read Peter Enns’ book The Evolution of Adam. I found it to be a rather interesting read, and a helpful addition to the field. One idea that Enns uses in understanding the Bible is the calibration of variousRead more…

Week in Review: Weird Personality Types Edition

What are you reading, watching, thinking about this week? As usual, here’s a few which have been on our mind. Let us know your thoughts on any/all of them. If you have items you’d like us to consider for theRead more…

Christian Devotional Classics: The Pursuit of God

A.W. Tozer (1897 – 1963) Although A.W. Tozer‘s (1897 – 1963) life-time has significant overlap with Thomas Raymond Kelly (1893 – 1941) and Thomas Merton’s (1915 – 1968), in some ways they couldn’t be more separate by tradition in 20th Century Christianity — to compareRead more…

Why “Christian Apologetics”? — Hell

Please join me in taking a few minutes to prayerfully consider and respond to some of the material on “hell” in Douglas Groothuis’ “Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for the Biblical Faith” (IVP. 2011).Read more…

Quote: Simone Weil on Effort, Attention, and Unexpected Results

Hannah Eagleson’s first guest blog series, which she wrote before joining ESN as a writer/editor in 2014. At the time Hannah was a musician, writer, and recent PhD recipient living in central Pennsylvania. The Summer Quote Series offers brief reflections on quotes that she foundRead more…

What have you been watching over Christmas Break?

Last week I asked, What have you been reading over Christmas Break?*  Now I’d like to know what you’ve been watching.  Below is my movie reel with some comments.   Comments … Tom Grosh IVTom enjoys daily conversations regarding livingRead more…

Week in Review: Christo et Ecclesiae Edition

What are you reading, watching, thinking about this week? As usual, here’s a few which have been on our mind. Let us know your thoughts on any/all of them. If you have items you’d like us to consider for theRead more…