Category Archives: Theology

3 Reasons Why I Quote the Church Fathers When I Preach

Why you should let the great cloud of witnesses be present in your preaching and teaching and writing.

Also posted in Baptists, Christianity, Church Issues | | 7 Comments

How the Beatitudes Invite You to Experience True Human Flourishing

Jesus is offering and inviting his hearers into the way of being in the world that will result in their true and full flourishing now and in the age to come.

Also posted in Book Reviews | | 2 Comments

White Brothers and Sisters, Take Up and Read

If you have a heart for racial reconciliation and a posture of learning, then apply yourself to this massively complex subject where the world needs our gospel witness.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christianity, Church Issues | | 19 Comments

Pastors, the Bible Is the Best Thing You’ve Got Going

Biblical illiteracy is a problem, but many Americans still appreciate the Bible.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Education, Reading | | 3 Comments

“13 Reasons Why” Is Deceptive and Destructive

Netflix’s new teen drama on suicide is wildly popular. I cannot overstate how destructive it is.

Also posted in Christian Living, Clear Winter Nights, Counseling, Culture / Entertainment, Missions / Evangelism, Personal, This Is Our Time | | 29 Comments

The Beauty of Spiritual Struggle

We need to revisit the assumption that struggle is bad. Otherwise, we are likely to get discouraged in the spiritual race.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Devotional Thoughts, Sin | | 3 Comments

Have We Lost the Soul of Evangelicalism?

Are the four pillars of evangelical identity crumbling?

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues | | 13 Comments

The Blessing of Weather That Confounds the Control-Freak

Common grace for a technologically idolatrous age.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Technology | | 6 Comments

In Dialogue with a Contemporary Anabaptist: A Response to David Fitch

Continuing a dialogue with David Fitch about the strengths and weaknesses of the Reformed and Anabaptist traditions.

Also posted in Christianity | | 16 Comments

3 Reasons We Need Today’s Anabaptists

Is it the business of the church to transform the world? If not, why not? If so, how?

Also posted in Baptists, Christianity, Reformed Theology | | 7 Comments