Why We Wrestle Before We Write

Browse the blogosphere today and you’ll find a copious amount of “How To” and “Top 10” and “Year in Review” type posts. That’s well and good and I might even read a few of them…but this isn’t one of those posts.

Exploring the Gospel of John: Part 4

This is a series on exploring the book of John for rookies and experts alike! Start here and read more here and here if you want to follow along. The heart of Jesus’ message moves to the forefront of the narrative in John 6, as we read Jesus’ discourse with the same crowd that hadContinue reading “Exploring the Gospel of John: Part 4”

everyday theology: trust in Galatians 3

‘everyday theology’ posts are bite-sized ideas to chew on from scripture, from other works of theology, and from life. feel free to share wherever you hang out on the internet! Paul’s contrast of the Spirit and flesh in Galatians is strong (and not without some dramatic language!) He uses the Greek word “pistis” (meaning: trust)Continue reading “everyday theology: trust in Galatians 3”

Exploring the Gospel of John: Part 1

Doesn’t this time of year just make you want to learn something new? It’s officially autumn (or, fawl, as we Southerners say) and for anyone enrolled in school–that means new classes! There’s a chill in the air so it’s finally appropriate to dig out that old college sweatshirt and wear it with your favorite pairContinue reading “Exploring the Gospel of John: Part 1”

Too Late?

This illustration by Michelle Rial made me smile because, as I’ve hinted at recently, I deal with this fear a lot. I’m staring down my email inbox on a Monday morning, organizing my class workload for the week, and wondering if it’s too early to make myself a second espresso (it’s 9:30am, I think not.)Continue reading “Too Late?”

philosophy 101: post-modernism, pragmatism, and 1 peter

This is a continuation of a series on Christian Apologetics. For more posts like this, click here, here, and here. “And who will harm you if you are deeply committed to what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed, butContinue reading “philosophy 101: post-modernism, pragmatism, and 1 peter”

how building a house is changing me

We are building a house. Well, to be accurate, we are working with a good friend who is also a contractor and we are collaboratively building our future home. This is the house in which we hope to see our boys grow into men; this is the one in which we hope to put downContinue reading “how building a house is changing me”

Remember Where You Once Were

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Therefore, rememberContinue reading “Remember Where You Once Were”