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
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
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!
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
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…
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
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!
I haven't written in a while. Looking forward to (hopefully) prioritizing it more in the next season of life, but anywho here it goes... My dad recently approached me with this question. Finally, a question I am confident in answering with a definitive... "maybe?" (Cause I never do that! HA!) The issue is certainly a … Continue reading Should Christians arm themselves? Christian Realism in a nutshell
The PCA General Assembly voted to form a study committee regarding the place of women in the church. Conservatives have decried this as an attempt to overturn the foundation of the PCA, effectively declaring, “been there, done that, case closed.” As the ordination of women was one factor in leading to the split between what … Continue reading Theologizing Out Loud: Who gets the final Word?