My article “How Should Christians Think About White Privilege?” was inspired by the recent Unbelievable debate on Critical Race Theory and “Woke” Christianity, but it wasn’t a direct response to it. However, I cannot resist but to say something about Owen Strachan’s debate performance. In this article, I want to make just a few comments. […]
These reflections were inspired by a recent episode of Unbelievable featuring a debate between Owen Strachan and Jermaine Marshall on CRT and Woke Christianity. I found it to be an engaging listen but also very frustrating as regards Strachan’s analysis. For example, he seemed much more interested in labeling things “Marxist” (as if the label […]
I was asked to respond to the questions in this video. I’ve selected what seem to me to be the three most interesting questions and I provide a response to each below. The video itself is only three minutes in case you want to hear the questions in context. ? “If there was one religion, […]
In this video, I explain how God can inerrantly include human theological errors within a plenarily inspired biblical text. For further discussion see my book Jesus Loves Canaanites: ?
This is my second appearance on the Multifaith Matters Podcast, this time discussing biblical violence and Jesus Loves Canaanites. You can also listen to the audio podcast here. ?
In this video, I address the perennial epistemological question, “Am I awake or am I dreaming?” with help from Fonzie and “Happy Days.” ?
Theology has repeatedly changed because of natural scientific advances. Does natural science ever change because of theological advances? And if not, is that a problem? ?
Abraham Kuyper famously wrote, “There is not a square inch in the whole of creation over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’ There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’” That includes […]
This Reformation Day, in honor of Luther’s 95 Theses I present 9.5 Theses for Christian apologetics. Okay, it’s actually 10 theses, but the 10th one is really short. 1. Too often, Christian apologists conflate their partisan interpretations of Christianity with the defense of the faith simpliciter. You are welcome to defend young earth creationism or […]
Jesus never talks about same-sex relationships, but he does talk about marriage (e.g. Matthew 19:1-10, Mark 10:1-12). And when he describes marriage, he always does so within the context of an indissoluble male/female covenantal bond. His understanding of the indissolubility aspect is an important topic in the conversation, But here I want to focus on […]
Five years ago, I delivered a plenary address titled “What Would Jesus Say to Caitlyn Jenner?” According to many Christians, the first thing he’d say is “Hiya, Bruce!” For example, Robert Gagnon defends the view that using the preferred pronouns and name for a transgender person constitutes blasphemy against God: by referring to Jenner as […]
I recently posted the following question on Twitter: If a Muslim imam prays for a man stricken with cancer, and the tumor immediately disappears, can a Christian interpret that as a miracle wrought by the Christian God? — Tentative Apologist (@RandalRauser) October 18, 2021 One commenter noted that, in his view, if the Christian God […]
One of my many pet peeves: self-described atheists who are at pains to insist they have no burden of proof. That also applies to those who claim they ‘lack belief’: ?
It’s 6 months since Jesus Loves Canaanites was released. To celebrate, Amazon is selling the Kindle for $1.99 for today only. Unfortunately, the offer is only available in the United States. Pass it on! Click here to purchase.