Can the Bible be Read both Critically and Religiously: A Protestant Perspective

Last night (October 25, 2010), I participated in a panel discussion at the University of Pennsylvania on the challenge of reading the bible critically and religiously from the point of view of three faith traditions: Jewish, Roman Catholic, and Protestant. Marc Brettler of Brandies University gave a Jewish perspective, Dan Harrington of Boston College gave […]

Genesis, Creation, and Ancient Interpreters: Who is “Us”?

This week’s post is up at BioLogos discussing how some early interpreters handled the phrase “let us make” in Gen 1:26.

Announcing Eyes to See and Ears to Hear: Essays in Memory of J. Alan Groves

I am very proud to announce the release of Eyes to See and Ears to Hear: Essays in Memory of J. Alan Groves. I, along with my former colleagues Doug Green and Mike Kelly, worked for three years bringing these essays together, and we are thrilled to be able to honor Al’s memory in this […]

Reminder: Faith and Higher Criticism at Penn, October 25

A reminder for those who might be interested, I am speaking on a panel with Marc Brettler and Dan Harrington on faith and higher criticism from Jewish, Roman Catholic, and Protestant perspectives. Here is the original post, complete with flyer.

When were the Angels Created?

This week’s BioLogos post is up in which I look at how early interpreters “found” the creation of angels in Genesis 1. The problem they addressed was why, among all the things listed in Genesis 1, were the angels not included among the list of created being. Well, they are “there,” you just need to […]

Early Interpreters and “Let there be Light”

This weeks post is up at BioLogos, this one exploring some issues in the early interpretation of Genesis 1:3, “Let there be light.”

Adam and Fear

A video of me talking about Adam went up today at BioLogos. I believe my main point is that reconsidering the question of Adam is resisted on a visceral level because it may lead to looking critically at one’s own theological system–something like that. If anything has become clear to me in recent years, it […]

Genesis and Early Interpreters

This week’s post on early interpretations of the Genesis creation stories is up on BioLogos.