Category Archives: Why I Am

Why I Am (Still) a Baptist

We believe… in one holy, catholic, and apostolic church. (The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, 381 AD) In my undergrad I took a course on the intellectual history of Europe in the Post French Revolution era. Our major assignment was a biographical paper … Continue reading

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Why I Am Not a Fan of Penal Substitution

Atonement theories are a hot topic for debate. In some circles a particular view of the atonement is a¬†shiboleth for orthodoxy. In a few extreme cases, a particular view of atonement has become conflated with the Gospel itself¬†(to understand the … Continue reading

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Why I Am an Egalitarian

I am (among other things, obviously) an egalitarian. Simpy defined, this means I believe in the equality of genders, not just in terms of dignity, but in terms of the opportunities to use their gifts, and express their faithfulness within … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 19: Why I Am a Conditionalist

In 2012 I began a journey. A scary and messed up journey. I was shoved into thinking more deeply about the doctrine of hell (at the time I was more of an agnostic on this front). On several occasions I … Continue reading

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