Gunnar, Viking Theologian of the “Hanging God”

One of my favorite authors is Stephen Lawhead. His novels largely center on medieval themes with a tactful Christian undercurrent. Lawhead weaves together religious and secular themes in a way that forces one to look at the Christian faith outside of familiar language and trappings. His novel Byzantium is set in medieval Ireland and recounts the journeys of a […]

The Benefit of Doubt: Coming to Terms with Faith in a Postmodern Era

The following is the text of public lecture I gave at Asuza Pacific University on the evening November 16, 2010. The text (about 5000 words) is more or less as I delivered it, so you will note the oral cadence. I had a great time on campus that day, visiting with faculty, and talking in […]

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 […]

Rachel Evans’s “Evolving in Monkey Town”

Rachel Evans thinks doubt is a part of faith. In fact she thinks doubt can save your faith–provided you have the faith to doubt and the courage to learn from it what God may be showing you. I agree with Rachel, and I wish I could say it as well as she does in her […]

The Faith to Doubt

A pastor friend of mine lent me a book by M. Holmes Hartshorne, The Faith to Doubt (Prentice-Hall, 1963). He and I have been talking and thinking a lot about the reality of doubt in the Christian life and the spiritual role that it plays. Hartshorne was Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Colgate with […]

The Benefit of Doubt

Here is this week’s BioLogos post. Doubt is a normal part of the Christian faith. It is expected. But it is more than something we have to put up with. It is a gift from God to move us away from the shallowness of our own conceptions of God to grater depth and intimacy. The […]