Resurrection painting, West Tofts church by Charles Greenhough is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0 Have you ever heard the objection that the Resurrection account in the Gospels was fabricated long after the life of Jesus by his followers to justify the legend that had grown up around him? Did you know that the earliest mentions of … Continue reading The Coldest Hot Take or the Hottest Cold Take- Resurrection of Jesus in Paul’s Letters
Habits of the Household – Review
Justin Whittle Earley, Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms, Zondervan: Grand Rapids, 2021, xiv + 226 pp. $19.99 Habits of the Household is a practical book, not meant to be merely read but to be applied and practiced. The underlying assumption that motivates the habits Justin Whitmel Earley … Continue reading Habits of the Household – Review
On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior–Review
I just finished my first book of 2022, On Reading Well* by the notorious KSP, Karen Swallow Prior. I just got around to reading it. I had bought it back in 2018 right after it came out and thought it was another “how-to” book in the vein of Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book. … Continue reading On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior–Review
2 Exciting Announcemnts!
Welcome to Kevin Lengerich! Kevin worked with me at Youth For Christ the past few years but has since moved to Georgia and is now working with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kevin will be blogging on here from time to time as well. We would routinely have great theological conversations while working together so it … Continue reading 2 Exciting Announcemnts!
Start with Mark?
A student I’ve been ministering to for the last few years has recently (finally-as it feels) taken an interest in Jesus. One night about a month ago he was full of questions about the Bible, so I gave him one and told him to start reading in Mark. I was relaying this to a few … Continue reading Start with Mark?
My Future of Slow Focused Reading
In the upcoming year, 2022, I hope to become a better reader. By that I don't necessarily mean, to read more but rather to read more effectively. By reading more effectively I think 1) I'll learn more, and 2) I'll read more. That is my hypothesis anyway. I was recently on my Goodreads page (I … Continue reading My Future of Slow Focused Reading
Everyday Apologetics–Brief book review
Everyday Apologetics is a small book written for the “everyday” Christian to help them become “humble and effective advocate[s] for the gospel.” (5) The question is does it do what it sets out to? I think that is a qualified yes. It is an introduction to apologetics for those who are uninitiated. As such it … Continue reading Everyday Apologetics–Brief book review
If Christ is king…
One of the few universally affirmed statements of Christian political theology is Christ is King. Christian political engagement must be informed at ever step by this affirmation. This is not the only doctrine that carries import for Christian political engagement but it certainly is primary. Every political stance a Christian takes must be congruent with … Continue reading If Christ is king…
Reflection: 5 lessons I’ve learned
I’m scheduled to address the youth group at my church in a month. The general topic I was given is “A lesson I have learned.” This got me thinking. Could I name concisely specific things I have learned about God in the past 10 years? I know I’ve come a long way. I started as … Continue reading Reflection: 5 lessons I’ve learned
What the Church needs now is Credibility, sweet Credibility!
I was recently watching Austin Powers agin. One scene stuck out to me this go around. Austin and Vanessa were sitting atop a double decker bus having a nice meal with live music. Austin famously announced, “Burt Bacharach, everyone!” To which Mr. Bacharach started singing his 1960’s hit, “What the world needs now, is love sweet … Continue reading What the Church needs now is Credibility, sweet Credibility!