Review: Between Faith and Criticism

Mark A. Noll. Between Faith and Criticism: Evangelicals, Scholarship, and the Bible in America, 2nd ed. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 2004. xii + 271 pp. Author Information Mark Noll was born on July 18, 1946 in Iowa City. He received his B.A. in English from Wheaton College in 1969. From there, he went to theContinue reading “Review: Between Faith and Criticism”

Review: The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

Marsden, George M. The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. The Author George Marsden (b. 1939) is a Christian historian, writing works on American and Evangelical history. He received his BA from Haverford College, his BD from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his MA and PhD from Yale. He taught atContinue reading “Review: The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship”

Notes on the Kingdom of God in the Old Testament

Here are my notes on the Kingdom of God in the Old Testament. Some are manuscripts others are just outlines. I hope that you’ll enjoy šŸ™‚ lesson-2b-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-3b-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-5-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-6b-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-7b-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-8-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-3a-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-2a-teacher-outline-2.docx lesson-4-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-6a-teacher-outline-2.docx lesson-7a-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-7c-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-1-teacher-outline-1.docx

The Virtue of Courage in KoĢˆstenbergerā€™s Book Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue

KoĢˆstenberger opens his book addressing young, Christian scholars entering the world of academia. Distraught over the bifurcation of scholarship from faith, he argues that the two can be united successfully by the Christian scholar. The Christian scholar, according to KoĢˆstenberger, should be both academically rigorous and committed to his Christian faith. Both objectives can beContinue reading “The Virtue of Courage in KoĢˆstenbergerā€™s Book Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue”

The Christian in Critical Thought: A Reflective Essay on Browne and Keeley and Belief Perseverance

In the final chapter of Asking the Right Questions, Browne and Keeley (B&K) mention several road-blocks to critical thinking. Among others, they discuss how belief perseverance limits the ability of a person to pursue critical thinking. Belief perseverance is the “tendency for personal beliefs to persevere” despite evidence to the contrary (171). These beliefs areContinue reading “The Christian in Critical Thought: A Reflective Essay on Browne and Keeley and Belief Perseverance”

Devotion through Academics

I’ve recently been thinking about the relationship between my studies as an academic and my relationship with God. How do I love God and pursue academics at the same time? The academy is stone cold. Books of unknown age line the walls filled with tedious sophistry. The bearded scholar sits in his 1800s garb engrossedContinue reading “Devotion through Academics”