Summer Plans

If you feel so led, pray for me and my family and my church as I take these two months “off” to complete my doctoral work.

Toward a Theology of Apology

We need more work in the years ahead—exegetical, historical, and doctrinal—on our theology of apology.

Acts: A Visual Guide

I’m amazed at what Chris Ranson has done in this new book we’ve worked on together, Acts: A Visual Guide.

Words, Labels, and ‘Sexual Minorities’

My concern is that the term suggest that sexual orientation is a constituent part of one’s identity, and a neutral, or even a positive part at that.

What Is My Calling? (And Is That Even a Good Question?)

I do not see biblical warrant for thinking that God picks up the phone in a special way to dial up pastors and missionaries for their life’s work.

Glorify Thy Son in the Muslim World

“Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son in the Muslim world.”

Marcion and Getting Unhitched from the Old Testament

From Red Letter Christianity to recent comments about our need to “unhitch” from the Old Testament, Marcionism is the evergreen heresy.

Book Briefs

As always, I have a growing stack of books I haven’t found time to read. But here are some of the ones I’ve tackled in the last month or so.

Book Briefs

As always, I have a growing stack of books I haven’t found time to read. But here are some of the ones I’ve tackled in the last month or so.

The Preacher and Politics: Seven Thoughts

I don’t want people concluding from my online presence that Christ Covenant is really only a church for people view economics like I do or the Supreme Court like I do or foreign affairs like I do.