Beth Allison Barr, The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth. Brazos Press, 2021. In 2016, Beth Allison Barr’s husband lost his job as a youth pastor, a position he had held for more than fourteen years. The reason? He dared challenge the church’s complementarian stance on women in ministry. The church […]
In this video, I explain how, in virtue of his human psychology, Jesus gained wisdom and knowledge over time and this would include Jesus having held beliefs at one time which he later came to recognize as false. ?
Genocide apologetics is the enterprise of attempting to defend the ethics of a historical reading of the conquest of Canaan, one which meets the legal definition of genocide. In other words, it aims to argue that genocide is really not intrinsically evil and in some cases, it may even be morally praiseworthy. In Jesus Loves Canaanites […]
Greg Boyd’s book “The Crucifixion of the Warrior God” has been widely praised for offering a provocative non-violent account of biblical violence. But a closer look reveals the book actually attributes surprisingly violent actions and intentions to God. ?
In this video, I offer a critique of William Lane Craig’s recent defense of the Canaanite conquest which amounts to a failed attempt to defend ethnic cleansing and genocide. ?
Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan offer extensive critiques of my views in their book Did God Really Command Genocide? In turn, I devoted most of a chapter on what I called “The Just War Interpreters” to an extensive critique of their ‘kinder, gentler’ interpretation of the Canaanite genocide by demonstrating that it collapses into ethnic cleansing […]
My interview on The Analytic Christian regarding Jesus Loves Canaanites. ?
My latest podcast takes on the Capitol riots. In this podcast, I respond to American Atheist’s statement that the Capitol insurrectionists were “Christian terrorists. Full stop.” Not so fast, American Atheist, it’s a bit more complicated than that. You can listen to it here.
In this video, I argue that in the same way that we can appreciate professional wrestling as performance even if it is not a conventional sport, so we can appreciate non-historical aspects of the biblical narrative even if they are not literally true. ?
Frank Turek claims that atheists “steal from God.” In this video, I explain how Turek’s argument is based on a strawman of atheistic and a very uncharitable metaphorical framing of atheism conceptual reflection in terms of criminal theft. ?
William Lane Craig recently devoted an episode of his Reasonable Faith Podcast to one of my videos in which he offered a critical response to some of my comments on his book Reasonable Faith and his ministry more generally. One of the points I raise is the way that his close alignment with the Republican Party […]
Yesterday, I was a guest on the Bob Dutko Show (WMUZ, Detroit) to discuss Jesus Loves Canaanites. I’ve been on Bob’s show several times over the years and I always enjoy it. Speaking with Bob is a challenge as he is a conservative talk radio host who has supported Donald Trump, calls BLM a “Marxist group” […]
One of my students pointed out that William Lane Craig recently responded to one of my videos. (It turns out someone does watch my YouTube channel! ) You can listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reasonable-faith-podcast/id252618197?i=1000526272746
Today, I posted the following poll on Twitter: Christianity requires a historical Adam and Eve. — Tentative Apologist (@RandalRauser) July 14, 2021 We can approach the question like this: imagine that it turns out that the following Christian doctrines are true: a triune God exists, he created all that exists, and the second person of […]