Southern Evangelical Seminary’s Disappointing Response to Evangelical Exodus

Introduction I knew that sooner or later Southern Evangelical Seminary would respond to Evangelical Exodus. While disagreement and perhaps even opposition was expected (albeit unnecessary), SES’s reaction was disappointing in numerous ways. I had hoped that a school claiming to be committed to teaching people to “think clearly, critically, and rationally while engaging people in meaningful dialogue” would have…

Protestants and Polygamy

A “New Sexual Frontier”? Christianity Today recently posted a report on the shifting views of polyamory  (polyamory is the generic term for multiple-partner sexual relationships / marriages, polygamy only refers to having multiple wives – polyandry for multiple husbands).  After explaining a situation in which a “Christian couple” was encouraged by a “Christian counselor” to…

Doug[las] Beaumont Online Update

Juggling private / public / personal / professional online content can get confusing! I’ve been trying to get my online presence clarified and better organized. I’ve managed to get it down to two basic “brands.” (Since I want searches to find my Douglas Beaumont “brand” so I give my personal profiles other names.) “DOUGLAS BEAUMONT”…

Speaking of God (The Problem of God Talk)

Every Advent, Christians ponder a singular event: God becoming man. This is an incredible thought—one that, on some accounts, seems completely impossible. After all, how can the infinite become finite? Christians have a similar problem when it comes to talking about God: how can finite language capture truths about an infinite God? read the rest…