12 Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2017

A new year is upon us, and if you know me, that means new books are coming (It's like every month is Christmas!). Some people look forward to the Hollywood blockbusters, but I find myself at the year looking at future catalogs and anticipating what's to come for my shelves. This year, my "major reading"… Continue reading 12 Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2017

The Homeless Evangelical (Part 2)

Last week we came to grips with the reality of our homelessness in this world, yet our sense of belonging to the family of God. We are adopted sons and daughters, this is true; yet we wait to go Home. So we are pilgrims on the journey. Peter calls us "sojourners" and "exiles" in his… Continue reading The Homeless Evangelical (Part 2)

The Homeless Evangelical

In a recent interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, captured the essence of the 2016 election and the Christian dilemma in less than ten words: "There are a lot of Evangelicals who feel homeless." Don't you? For the first time in my adult life, I feel like… Continue reading The Homeless Evangelical

Connections & Affections (Part 3)

This week we continue our study of technology, relationships, and how the two should relate to each other. In the first post, I presented the problem: that technology is becoming a substitute for relationships, an office it was never meant to hold. In the second post, we looked at six core biblical principles that greatly… Continue reading Connections & Affections (Part 3)

Connections & Affections (Part 2)

We are in the midst of a series called Connections & Affections, where we are spending some time examining how technology and relationships have collided, the problems we face in reconciling the two, and how we go make strides forward. Last week's post introduced the problem: that we expect more from technology and less from each… Continue reading Connections & Affections (Part 2)

Connections & Affections (Part 1)

You will not be shocked when I tell you, because you have already heard, and you know yourself. Yes, this post will reveal a truth that has been widely recognized and accepted for quite some time, with countless blogs and TEDTalks and magazines informing us of the continued same old song and dance when it comes… Continue reading Connections & Affections (Part 1)

Gospel Community

What if our churches weren’t divided up by the same economic and racial and political and generational categories that would bind us together even if Jesus were not alive? What would it mean, in your church, if a minimum-wage janitor were mentoring the multimillionaire executive of the restaurant where he cleans toilets, because the janitor/mentor… Continue reading Gospel Community

Abraham Kuyper’s 9 Points on Christianity and Culture

Abraham Kuyper is one of the most noted and well-respected Dutch theologians in all of church history. He has written much in the way of how Christians should think about culture, and how God created culture to function. Nearly a hundred years later after his death, it seems Christians are still trying to answer some… Continue reading Abraham Kuyper’s 9 Points on Christianity and Culture

What is Wrong With the World?

Legend has it that once a famous newspaper, The Times of London, ran a cover story addressing the penultimate question, "What's Wrong With the World?" The story goes that the newspaper consulted various philosophers and thinkers for the project, searching for competing answers. They came to Catholic theologian Gilbert Keith Chesterton and asked him to… Continue reading What is Wrong With the World?