In which I plead for more Christian education in contemporary churches.
Book Review: For the Body: Recovering a Theology of Gender, Sexuality, and the Human Body
Timothy Tennent, a conservative Methodist and president of Asbury Seminary, contends that in our current cultural moment Christians have largely come to be known more for what we are against rather than what we are for. And this is especially true when it… Read More ›
Five Crucial Implications of the Church’s Mission
Working off of my definition of the church’s mission as participating in the mission of Christ to proclaim the gospel in word and deed by making disciples who make disciples, teaching and obeying God’s word, and loving and serving others… Read More ›
A Book You Need to Know About: Salvation By Allegiance Alone
It’s pretty rare that I come across a book I think every Christian should read, let alone every pastor or teacher! But I want to tell you about one — a book I found hard to put down. A book that… Read More ›
My Five Favorite Books on Discipleship and Spiritual Growth
There is seemingly no limit to the amount of literature on discipleship and spiritual growth out there. But not all of it is created equal. Here are the ones I’ve come to consider the “cream of the crop.”
The Spiral of Spiritual Growth
The way you think about your spiritual growth can either help or hinder your progress.
Best Books to Help You Understand the Bible
Time for me to make a dramatic understatement: Approaching the Bible can be intimidating. Even now, with 10+ years of theological higher education under my belt, I have to be honest and say even I still sometimes get intimidated! But… Read More ›
When Your Faith Doesn’t Seem to be Working
As I’ve ministered to college students and young adults over the past few years, one of the hardest things has been seeing young believers grow frustrated with themselves when they aren’t seeing progress in their faith. I’ve had students question… Read More ›
What Does It Mean to be Holy?
One of my favorite characters in cinema history is the swashbuckling spaniard Inigo Montoya (from the movie The Princess Bride). When his boisterous boss Vizzini keeps calling everything that happens “Inconceivable!”, Inigo famously quips one of my favorite lines in cinema… Read More ›
Evangelism Without Anxiety: An Introvert’s Advice on Sharing Your Faith
Evangelism. To introverts like me, it’s an intimidating word. It conjures up expectations of going out into the busy streets, trying to strike up conversations with random strangers. I start thinking about how I’m going to have to memorize an… Read More ›