Be Safe: Two Words Exposing Privilege

How have we let ourselves create a culture where anyone should expect trouble and hardship based solely on the pigment of their skin? How have we allowed a society to grow where young boys are raised to think that this day could be their last if they don’t watch out for who might take their life?

Read More

L(amen)ting with Hope

This season in history is a difficult one for all of us, and more so for some than others. In this article, I address the necessity of biblical lament. I write about how God even wants to hear our cries of pain, how he’s teaching us to even love the difficult things he brings into…

Read More

25 Quotes from “Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age” by Jay Y. Kim

Jay Kim has done a service to the modern church with his recent book, Analog Church. Kim is the pastor of teaching and leadership at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California. He also serves on the core leadership team of the ReGeneration Project and cohosts the ReGeneration Podcast, all while he lives in Silicon Valley with…

Read More

20 Quotes from “He Descended to the Dead: An Evangelical Theology of Holy Saturday” by Matthew Emerson

Matthew Emerson’s book newest book, He Descended to the Dead, is fantastic! Matthew is a professor at Oklahoma Baptist University and the newly appointed dean of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry. Emerson is also the executive director at The Center for Baptist Renewal and blogger at Biblical Reasoning. Book Overview Emerson’s chief aim with the…

Read More

Israel’s King Come to Save

I was asked to write a brief article for Modern Reformation reflecting on Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. I reflect on the three points of what the disciples were thinking, where Jesus was heading, and why we’re now rejoicing. Here’s an excerpt: They knew, rightly, that Jesus had the power to overthrow…

Read More

Book Review: “Family Worship” by Donald Whitney

Australian pastor and author Mark Sayers brings his well-known and insightful cultural commentary into the space of our declining Western culture with the hope of paving a way toward the revival of the Church with his newest book, Reappearing Church. 

Read More

Book Review: “Humble Calvinism” by J. A. Medders

If you’re alive and in the Christian West, you’ve probably run into a brand of Calvinism–or I should say Calvinist–that can’t easily be described as “humble.” With his book Humble Calvinism, Jeff Medders aims to confront that issue head-on by pointing out, rightly, if you’re a Calvinist then having a heart-understanding of the Doctrines of Grace…

Read More

My Top Five Articles from 2019

Like last year, I wrote more this year than I did in years past. I had a lot more traffic running through my site this year, in part, because I was fortunate enough to be published several times in 2019 (both online and in print) and people were cruising by my site because of it.…

Read More

Unpacking the Incarnation with J.I. Packer

Advent is a wonderful season that allows us to stop and contemplate the incarnation–God become man. One of my personal traditions is to reread J.I. Packer’s chapter ‘God Incarnate’ from his book ‘Knowing God.’ I wrote up an article about it for The Gospel Coalition. Here’s an excerpt: Bound up in the Christmas message of…

Read More

Book Review: “How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church” by C. Christopher Smith

C. Christopher Smith wants to get the church talking to one another–even if the conversation is a bit difficult. In his book How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church, Smith lays out what he believes to be the best practices to get the church talking.

Read More