I just had an interesting convo on the James is Tired YouTube channel talking about LGBT issues, progressive Christianity, Ravi Zacharias, and more! And all in 30 minutes! ?
The Tentative Apologist
This is a follow-up to my conversation with George Yancey in which I summarize nine objections/concerns with Yancey’s thesis that progressive Christianity and evangelical Christianity constitute distinct religions. ?
In the 2021 book One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America, sociologists George Yancey and Ashlee Quosigk argue that progressive and evangelical Christianity should be viewed as different religions. In this video, I interview Professor Yancey on this provocative thesis. ?
In 2019, Joshua Swamidass published The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The Surprising Science of Universal Ancestry. The book is bold and provocative as it offers an ingenious new perspective on the interminable origins debate. In this conversation, we work through Swamidass’ theory and some of my key questions it raises. Pick up your own copy […]
While I have been unable to find any scholar willing to defend Alisa Childers’ thesis that progressive Christianity is another religion, her book Another Gospel? has many defenders on social media. In this video, I offer a response to three common attempts to defend Childers’ book. ?
Check out my conversation on progressive Christianity with evangelical Ryan Pauly. ?
Today, I received the following comment in response to a YouTube video in which I critique Sean McDowell’s misinformation about progressive Christians. The comment sounds like a string of talking points from conservative evangelicals like Alisa Childers, Mike Winger, and Sean McDowell. To begin with, the comment offers an absolute binary judgment in which progressive […]
Evangelical Christians like Sean McDowell claim that progressive Christians undermine truth. And yet, McDowell’s own interaction with progressive Christianity is characterized by strawmanning, hasty generalization, cherry-picking, and other tools of misinformation. You can’t serve truth by promoting falsehood. ?
In my article “The Absolutist Prolife Position: A Critique,” I argue against the view that a human being should be granted full ontological status from the point of conception. (Conception isn’t actually a point, of course, it’s an extended process. But let’s leave that aside for this discussion.) My argument centers on two scenarios: Scenario […]
Have you ever wondered that you might be the only thing that exists? Have you ever met someone else who thought that? If you did, how would you reason with them? How would you convince them that other things exist? In this video, we take on the topic of solipsism. ?
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. ?