The Unfundamental Conversion
Ary Scheffer - The Temptation of Christ (1854)

I’m not sure that fundamentalists realize how much they insult people. Recently I had a conversations about progressive Christianity with some former homeschoolers. Someone in the conversation said progressive Christians don’t care about the Bible, and don’t base their beliefs off the Bible. Which we all know is ridiculous. They may interpret the Bible differently …
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This post was triggered by this outstanding paragraph by Frank Schaeffer, son of one of the most famous evangelicals of the 20th century. In other words, the big guys said it. So did my family. I grew up in a reformed Calvinist missionary household where the dirtiest word in the English language was “compromise.” The …
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Andrew Robert Baxter Designs The Ground of Alien Technologjmy

While I do not fully agree with Dr. R.C. Sproul, this entry is indebted to his lectures on contemporary theology. Lately I haven’t been writing the series on the 20th century theologians and philosophers who influenced progressive Christianity because I’ve been out travelling (OMG, I hiked down the Grand Canyon!!). Anyway, I already covered Tillich …
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So I went to the library today and found a book by Spong called Resurrection: Myth or Reality? This book looks at the origins and development of Christianity, asking if Jesus ever had a bodily resurrection. And that reminded me of why the “progressive” church today is hard for an evangelical or fundamentalist to grasp. …
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foundationism and fundamentalism

Henry’s who blogs at An American Pragmatists, wrote a post on foundationalism and coherentism. These two words, I think, are key in explaining what I went through when I left fundamentalism. For example, when I was both a conservative evangelical and a fundamentalists, here is what my worldview looked like. I believed that God was …
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I’ve talked about how the Bible is barbaric. I’ve mentioned a few odd laws in the Old Testament. And I have wrestled with these laws. I once believed God commanded these rules because Jesus’ blood had not yet been poured out. I believed that somehow women deserved to die if they weren’t a virgin, or …
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So I’ve changed my mind about God and the Bible the last few years. A lot. A whole lot. Most of it was a slow journey, understandably so. I’ve come out as a Christian feminists, rejected the legalism, embraced a form of evangelical universalism. Yet nothing hurt worse than when I came to grips with …
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Patheos Blogger Tony Jones asks the question “does it matter if the Bible stories really happened and then quotes this article by Krista I remember early on in my academic career when I was startled by a revelatory statement. I was sitting in my advisor’s office, attempting to understand Jewish interpretations of the Exodus, naively …
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My sister and I were talking about the formation of the world today. About all the unknowns. When was the ice age? Was there a canopy that covered the world? How old is the earth? Were there a lot of local floods, or one big flood? And then we got to talking about the science …
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Bible and unfundamentlism

Why does the Bible (Old Testament) have such harsh commands  (such as stoning) for those who sin? Is it because 1) God is cruel 2) The commands are in the imagination of man. (something that happened but God never commanded) or 3) another option For years I’ve managed the Old Testament by just not reading it. …
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