This article consists of three excerpts from one chapter in my book Progressive Christians Love Jesus Too. To read more, pick up a copy of the book! Time and again, I find a common error among many conservative Christians: they confuse a healthy awareness of our own fallibility in knowledge with relativism about truth. For […]
The GOP scored a big victory on abortion yesterday, but at the cost of further undermining the moral authority of SCOTUS and the GOP. I’m prolife, but I’m not a fan of hypocrisy or winning by hook or by crook. Here’s a quick list of my main concerns (#5 is not about Roe per se): […]
Do men enjoy special privileges in society that women lack? Do we all possess some privileges and lack others? Here’s my six-minute take. ?
In this special episode of Capturing Christianity, Randal Rauser (Progressive Christian) and Joshua Swamidass (Conservative Christian) dialogue about the key differences between Progressive and Conservative Christianity. ?
In this video, I conclude my critique of Mike Winger’s popular video on progressive Christians by pointing out how he strawmans the views of Richard Rohr and Brian Zahnd while exhibiting contempt for these fellow Christians and their views. ?
Joshua Swamidass recently appeared on Capturing Christianity to discuss progressive Christianity and offer some criticisms of my book Progressive Christians Love Jesus Too. In this video, I take up the discussion with Swamidass further: ?
This article is a response to a review of my book Progressive Christians Love Jesus Too from a critic, a young Reformed scholar named Colton Hinson. I appreciate Hinson reading the book and sharing his thoughts though I do not think he establishes his central claim that “Rauser’s lines are too far left and that […]
An interview I did on the Philosophy for All YouTube channel on the topic of progressive Christianity. ?
Evangelical critics of progressive Christianity like Mike Winger and Alisa Childers regularly claim that people who become progressive Christians are more likely to become atheists. But most of those who begin to call themselves progressive Christians came out of an conservative evangelical Christianity that they eventually found to be no longer defensible. Like a leaky […]
Yesterday, Capturing Christianity hosted Joshua Swamidass for a conversation in which Swamidass provided a response to my book Progressive Christians Love Jesus Too and the wider progressive/evangelical conversation. In this article, I’m going to provide a bullet-point response to aspects of the conversation. I look forward to speaking with Swamidass about this in the future […]
My debate with Dan Barker was on the question “Is Christianity intellectually respectable?” I argued the affirmative. My method was simple: offer a definition of “intellectual respectability” and provide good evidence that Christianity has met the definition. To that end, I pointed out that “respectability” is a social concept referencing positive social status. The qualifier […]
My latest debate. This one is with atheist Dan Barker on the topic “Is Christianity intellectually respectable?” ?
In this third installment of my critique of Mike Winger, I point out that his derision of the role of experience in theological reflection is fundamentally misguided: experience inevitably informs how we all think theologically. ?
In this second installment of my Mike Winger critique, we focus on 2 minutes of his video as I point out several instances of fallacious and inconsistent reasoning and a consistent lack of charity in his analysis. ?