There’s nothing better than gathering some friends and family together and going out to eat. A town’s culture pulses through every interaction at a restaurant. The experience of time with friends, good food, and the unique quirks of a particular establishment make for a great time enjoying many of God’s gifts to us in one … More My Favorites: Restaurants
There’s a hypothetical ethical quandary posed in nearly every basic ethics class. I’m sure you’re familiar with all the main beats: You’re an average, working-class German during the era of the Holocaust You’re hiding a Jewish family in the crawl space of your house in an attempt to protect them from the Nazis The Nazis … More More Literal Than I Thought
In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorites (authors, preachers, places, etc.) Today we will begin with five of my favorite podcasts: These various and wide-ranging “casual conversations about things that count” are presented by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Episodes are kept relatively brief (usually between 20-40 minutes) and strike … More My Favorites: Podcasts
Jason, It has officially been 100 days since you were born. Because I’m a little slow, I’m only now getting around to actually processing through our relationship. I thought I’d share it with you and those who have been praying for you now – in this admittedly strange format of a blog post that you … More 100 Days with You (and a few before that)
It probably happened over a thousand times during my teen years. My dad would make some comment that seemed very pessimistic about an athlete’s personal life, the prospects of a politician following through on his campaign promises, or a church leader’s integrity – and I’d be deeply frustrated at his depressing point of view. Well, … More 2018: All Other Ground is Sinking Sand
By the time I started seminary, I had been around church enough to know that Christian leaders aren’t always what they seem. I had seen a man with passion in the pulpit and abuse in the home. I knew the beloved youth pastor from my hometown who had been fired for looking at porn on … More My Mentor’s Downfall
Sermon Summaries: 1 Samuel 28-29 Is God in complete control over the evil in the world? Whether you respond to that question in the affirmative or the negative, there are (humanly speaking) troubling implications: If God is in complete control over every manifestation of wickedness, then it clearly reminds us that He could stop and … More Is God in complete control over the evil in the world?