Joshua’s Conquest of Canaan, Genocide, Biblical Reliability…and the big point where I disagree with Peter Enns

Ever since the writing of his book, Inspiration and Incarnation, Peter Enns has been somewhat of a lightning rod in many Evangelical circles. I have always enjoyed his book, be it Inspiration and Incarnation, The Evolution of Adam, The Bible Tells Me So, or The Sin of Certainty, and although I am certainly aware of…

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A Book Review of Peter Enns’ “Inspiration and Incarnation” (Part 5): The Old Testament and Its Interpretation in the New Testament

In his final chapter of Inspiration and Incarnation, Peter Enns devotes his time addressing a topic that most Christians, if they admit it, really don’t get: how the New Testament writers used the Old Testament. Now, many Christians may think they know how the New Testament writers used the Old Testament, but I’m sorry to…

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A Book Review of “Inspiration and Incarnation” by Pete Enns (Part 4): The Theological Diversity in the Old Testament

In chapter 3 of Pete Enns’ book, Inspiration and Incarnation, he deals with another topic that can tend to make Evangelicals rather uneasy. Simply put, Enns says, “Listen, when you read the Old Testament, there is a wide range of theological diversity in it—it doesn’t all fit together in a nice and neat picture. There…

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A Book Review of Peter Enns’ “Inspiration and Incarnation” (Part 3): Reading the Old Testament in its Ancient Near Eastern Context

In my opinion, the best chapter in Pete Enns’ book, Inspiration and Incarnation, was Chapter 2, when he discussed the importance of reading and understanding the Old Testament within its ancient Near Eastern (ANE) context. This chapter affirmed so many things I had come to realize about the Old Testament, in both of my MA…

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Some Random Observations Concerning Yet Another Similarity Between Some Atheists and YECists

Ken Ham’s Claims and an Atheists Accusations—A Little Back Story If you visit Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter, you are going to find, among the displays, a few things about “ancient man.” The argument that is laid out at the Ark Encounter goes something like this: Evolutionists say that our ancient ancestors were just ape-like brutes…

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A Book Review of “Inspiration and Incarnation” by Peter Enns (Part 2): A Look at Chapter 1

So what was it about Inspiration and Incarnation by Peter Enns that was so controversial? When I first read it back in 2005, I found it to be an insightful, honest, and truthful book that addressed some of the most fundamental tenets of solid biblical exegesis. Sure, I knew full well that, like any book…

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A Book Review of “Inspiration and Incarnation” by Peter Enns (Part 1): A little bit of my personal story, why I think Enns is great, and how the book helped get me fired…

Back in 2005, I had no idea who Peter Enns was. I was simply a high school English and Worldview teacher at a small Evangelical Christian school in Arkansas. Yes, I had gotten a couple of Master’s degree in both the Old and New Testaments, and I was in the middle of working on my…

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Digging Deeping into the movie, “Is Genesis History?” (Part 5): The Culture Wars, Creation as Judgment, and the Inevitable Conclusion

In my final post in my analysis of the movie, Is Genesis History?, I want to focus on the final segment, “Genesis and Our Culture,” where Del Tackett interviews pastor George Grant. As one will find if one reads any material from Answers in Genesis, or perhaps Ken Ham’s book, The Lie, specifically, that the…

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Digging Deeper into the Movie “Is Genesis History?” (Part 4): Baraminology, Faster Than the Speed of Light, Babel…and David S. Pumpkins

We come now to the second to last post in which I am analyzing the YECist movie, Is Genesis History? In the last four segments of the movie, Del Tackett interviews Todd Wood in the segment, “The Potential of Created Kinds,” Danny Faulkner in the segment, “The Purpose of the Stars,” Douglas Petrovich in the…

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Digging Deeper into the Movie “Is Genesis History?” (Part 3): Dating Methods You Can’t Trust, and Epochs that Aren’t in the Bible

In my first two installments of my analysis of the YEC movie, Is Genesis History?, I focused first on what I felt was intentional dishonesty on the part of those who made the movie, and then on what should have been the main focus of the movie—looking specifically at Genesis 1-11 and asking what its…

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