Taking Genesis 1-3 at Face Value: Is it Compatible with Recent Genome Research?

| July 26, 2012

[Addendum 7/27/2012: I hope readers will have a look at the comments on this post when they are done reading the post. There are some good, coherent questions asked. I hope readers will see that these questions only *appear* problematic *since* they are asked from the perspective of the traditional reading of the Genesis 1-2 […]

The Evolution of Adam: Additional Thoughts

| June 2, 2012

A few weeks ago I had offered some thoughts on a review of Peter Ennsí recent book, The Evolution of Adam. Readers recall that the purpose there was to object to some poor thinking maligning Ennsí theological thinking. In the course of that short critique, I also put forth some thoughts of my own about […]

Romans 5:12 and Universalism: Applying My Take on Romans 5:12 to the Problem

| August 24, 2009

I’m actually surprised at how brief this one turned out to be! (I’m sure you all are as well). Here’s the passage: 12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned 13 for sin indeed was in the […]

A Side Note on “Corporate Solidarity”

| August 14, 2009

Forgot to push the button on this last night. I recently had a good exchange with a Naked Bible reader via email and wanted to share my thoughts on the notion of how “corporate solidarity” (CS) fails to answer my objections to the traditional view of Romans 5:12. The idea of CS is that the […]

Paul, Original Sin, and Rabbinic Theology

| August 5, 2009

I’ve had a request for the two articles on the idea of “original sin” and rabbinic material.† Here they are: S. Porter, “The Pauline Concept of Original Sin in Light of the Rabbinic Background,” Tyndale Bulletin 41:1 (1990): 3-30 Kister, “Romans 5:12-21 Against the Background of Torah-Theology and Hebrew Usage,” Harvard Theological Review 100:4 (2007):391-424 […]