Important Survey!

As I embark on Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics 2.2, I want to know what you think will be results of my delving into Barth’s creative reimagining of the doctrine of election. Please take the one-question survey below! Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. **UPDATE** After 26 hours, the poll […]

Story within the Story

If approaching the Bible as Story, and God as a story-bound God, opens up our interpretation of scripture, and Christianity, how does this not become a free for all? Today I have a guest post up at Peter Enns’ site wrestling with just this issue: if we open ourselves up to the idea of “story,” […]

On Leaving Home

An Open Letter to Jason Stellman, whom I’ve never met. Jason posted his “adios, PCA” letter on his blog last week. Dear Jason, Welcome to the other side of your PCA sojourn. The step of leaving a denomination, especially when your seminary training, pastoral preparation, and ordination have all taken place within the same orbit […]

Free to Say No

If we think we’re free to say no to God, should this influence how we navigate the choppy waters of engaging culturally and politically as Christians? Most people I know think that we are free to say no to God. Was it C. S. Lewis who spoke of eternal perdition of God’s final, “Thy will […]

Preach It

It’s still Easter. Yes, still. Even now that churches have shifted their gaze to Pentecost and the Trinity, it’s still Easter. It’s Easter so long as Jesus Christ is raised from the dead. And the presence of Easter means that those who are Christ’s have the ability to speak for him, extending his ministry of […]