Devotion, Nonfiction, Theology

In Defense of Old Testament Law

With all the excitement over the SCOTUS decision over same-sex marriage, there has been a renewed push for an old view of the Old Testament law, one that says we are no longer bound by Old Testament law and it is therefore irrelevant in the context of Christ. Sure, it's convenient to take this position… Continue reading In Defense of Old Testament Law

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Devotion, My pastoral journey, Theology

The Three Pastors a Sick Church Needs

There has been a lot of recent research into the decline of churches and there are many churches who are in positions where they are struggling to keep their doors open. These churches are simultaneously looking for the right pastor to swoop in and make everything better but they are still not willing to let… Continue reading The Three Pastors a Sick Church Needs

Devotion, My pastoral journey, Theology

What Pastors Fear Most

Last spring, I preached from the passage below. It was a very vulnerable sermon to preach, because it struck too close to my heart. As I uploaded the video to YouTube today, I decided that some of what I said should be shared with others. So this post is for pastors...that you might have encouragement… Continue reading What Pastors Fear Most

Angels & Demons, Devotion, Family, Review, Theology

The Lego Movie: One of the most anti-Christian movies ever

This is a really difficult review for me to write. First let me say that I actually enjoyed the Lego Movie. My kids thoroughly enjoyed it. It's imaginative, high-energy, and exciting. I was also very impressed that the movie was created with actual Legos using stop-still animation. (UPDATE: I now know that it was computer… Continue reading The Lego Movie: One of the most anti-Christian movies ever

Afterlife, My research journey, Theology

The Common Man’s Universalism

The problem of Universalism is complex on the one hand, yet childishly simple at its core. It is convenient because a person can get the most benefit out of the least commitment with this belief. It requires little thought, little action, and serves as an escape clause to anyone who doesn’t want to address important… Continue reading The Common Man’s Universalism