Because Equity Matters

It grieves me to the heart to know that becasue I was born a white male in the United States, I have so many advantages afforded to me simply through birth. I believe–along with Christians around the planet and across time–that all of mankind has been created in God’s very image, and having been created in His image it means we all have inherent and inextricable dignity. However, fallen humans throughout time have seen fit to take certain aspects of our diversity and elevate them as better, or more important, than others–most notably the color of one’s skin.

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20 Quotes from “Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage” by Gavin Ortlund

Gavin Ortlund does exactly what he sets out to–he teaches us how to find the right hills to die on, and he does so with the intellectual skill of a scholar and the patient wisdom of a pastor.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. 

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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