This week we discuss the status of the evolution controversy in the Evangelical community and the best approaches to broaching the topic among the resistant with a returning guest, Naval Commander Mike Beidler. Mike occasionally blogs at http://rethinkingao.com.
This week we chat with Joel Watts, author of the popular biblioblog Unsettled Christianity, about his faith background and theological development. We discuss the difficulties and perks of looking deeper into the things we are taught to believe and we point out things that have helped us stay sane during our various transitions.
Today’s very special guest is the Paragon of Biblioblogging himself, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair of New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, and the answer to the question “Doctor Who?”…Dr. James McGrath!
James is the author of the important blog, Exploring Our Matrix. Join us for a fun conversation about various factors in his own theological revolution, the impact learning from other cultures has on our understanding of the Bible, and the value of the biblioblogosphere. We also talk with him about the book he recently edited called Religion and Science Fiction, and his always entertaining and enlightening toe-to-toes bouts with vociferous mythicists. It’s a great discussion we guarantee you’ll enjoy. Or your money back!
David Withun is the author of the popular blog Pious Fabrications, dedicated to a scholarly discussion of church history. He joins us this week to discuss his colorful history with (and without) religion (as described in this blog post) before settling upon his current Eastern Orthodox commitments. We chat about differences in Eastern and Western modes of thinking, the role of the Body of Christ within Orthodoxy, and his view on the nature and value of Scripture.
This week, the gang interviews Mike Beidler of the blog The Creation of an Evolutionist, a popular blog that chronicled his transition from young earth creationism and inerrantist readings of Scripture. We get to talk with him about that transition, the state of evangelicals’ current relationship with evolution, how to maintain respectful relationships with and engage more conservative Christians in his characteristically non-obnoxious style, and more.
On a planned whim, I scheduled an interview with our friend Arni Zachariassen. In it we resolve how to pronounce his name and get around to some pretty cool discussion about evolution, the New Atheists, egalitarianism, divorce, marriage, and so many other things I can’t remember! I hope you enjoy!
Look for more interviews with Christian bloggers to come. If you’d like to schedule a chat with us, drop one of us a line!
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