Isaiah 53:5 says that “He was crushed for our iniquities.” On the ordinary and prevailing (evangelical) reading of this passage, what v. 5 expresses is this truth:
(R1) Jesus was crushed as a punishment for our iniquities. Continue reading
On November 16, 2016, Dr. Davis will be reading his paper “Brian McLaren’s Gospel of Hospitality” at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Abstract: “Ideas have consequences. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in Brian McLaren’s recent book Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World (Jericho Books, 2012). The book is a manual on how to be a properly postimperialistic, postcolonial, postmodern Christian…[I argue that] we should flatly reject McLaren’s hospitality gospel, along with the post imperial house of cards he attempts to erect upon it.”
Chrisitians believe that Christianity is true. That should come as no surprise. For if they didn’t, they wouldn’t be Christians. To be a Christian in any proper sense of the term, a person must believe what Jesus believed about himself: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). That definite article is a killer. Continue reading