Last week, Logos published an article I wrote about UFOs. I know what you’re thinking: Why in the world would you write on a weird topic like that? I get it. It is a strange topic. But in my article, I give reasons why I think it’s important for biblical scholars and theologians to talk more about the subject. Here’s a snippet:
Let me get straight to the point: I think biblical scholars and theologians should talk more about UFOs. Sounds crazy, right? But I’m not kidding.
Admittedly, this topic is a strange one. A person can hardly think of UFOs without hearing the eerie X-Files theme song crawl through their head. It’s a topic often associated with tinfoil hats and quirky people with effusive YouTube accounts. So why in the world—nay, galaxy—would I want my fellow academics to wade into these murky waters? I have three reasons: (1) public interest in the subject is increasing exponentially; (2) many highly respected secular academics have begun to speak out on the issue; and (3) the UFO topic often overlaps with traditional religion and the theological categories that pertain to it. Let me explain.
Read the rest here.