Rethinking My Christianity: More than just Politics

By Nate Labadorf I suppose this post starts with a simple admission: I didn’t intend my original post and my follow up post to cause the stir it did. The original intention of the post was to explain to my average of 20 readers why I have changed political/theological views over the past year. IContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: More than just Politics”

The State of Modern Biblical Studies

I just read an excellent article from Joshua Berman. He works through the state of modern Biblical Studies and finds many problems with it. “A double standard permeates the field [of biblical studies]: when a scholar adduces evidence for the unity of a biblical text, he is liable to be labeled a conservative and dismissed;Continue reading “The State of Modern Biblical Studies”

Faith and Reason

We have really no option but to think about Him with all our might and with the best intellectual instruments at our command. Reason—which is more than logic—insists on coming into our faith. Nothing is easier, nothing is cheaper, and, I believe, nothing in the long result is more fatal, than to give men theContinue reading “Faith and Reason”

Racism and Fundamentalism: Why We Need to Pursue Accurate Exegesis

Here more of my thoughts on fundamentalism. I was scrolling through Twitter last Saturday (yes, I have a twitter account @NateLabadorf) and noticed something that really disappointed me. I did a search for my alma mater Bob Jones University to find out what people were saying about it. To my disappointment, the most repeated topicContinue reading “Racism and Fundamentalism: Why We Need to Pursue Accurate Exegesis”

Academics Do not Kill Faith—Your Heart Does

I’ve noticed in church culture, there is a very strong anti-academic feeling that fills most of it. In broader Evangelicalism, this feeling is evident in the music that is chosen for worship on Sunday. The music is often shallow and focuses on the emotional relationship that believers have with God. Not to be out done,Continue reading “Academics Do not Kill Faith—Your Heart Does”

Should a Pastor be an Academic?

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the tile of a pastor in the church, particularly regarding his teach role. This affects me personally because I want to be a pastor but I also love academics and research. The question that I struggle with is how do I combine the two? Often, academics is set as theContinue reading “Should a Pastor be an Academic?”

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”