Apologetics

Parables & Analogies for Theodicy

Parables & Analogies for Theodicy

The problem of evil and of God’s justice (theodicy) may be the very core of what religion is all about. Why do…

Ethics & the Personality of God

From the ever thoughtful Cardinal Newman, here is a brief discussion…

October 2014 Apologetic Potpourri

How could it already be the end of October! Time…

Hubble’s Biased Assumptions

{This article was originally published on the now obsolete darkcanopy…

Devotional

“The Voice of My Beloved”: Silence and Intimacy

“The Voice of My Beloved”: Silence and Intimacy

God’s silence is a frustration to the believer and a stumbling stone for the skeptic. Job, for example, acknowledges on the one…

The Power of Parody

I love parodies. I always have. I have been a Weird…

“The Great Enemy”: A Sermon

I preached this sermon Sunday and felt like it was…

“Not Like a Tame Lion”

“He’ll be coming and going,” he had said. “One day you’ll…

Random Musings

A Few Thoughts on “Heaven Is For Real”

A Few Thoughts on “Heaven Is For Real”

Published in 2010, Heaven Is For Real is a best-selling book that records the story of Colton Burpo, a four-year-old boy who…

Happy Pi Day 2014!

In honor of Pi Day, I thought I would continue…

Parable Resource Page

This post will not interest everyone and is being constructed…

Two Videos About Sex, Marriage, Justice, and Porn

Some in the church feel awkward talking about sex and…

Sacraments & Disciplines

Rowan Williams on Baptism & Human Identity

Rowan Williams on Baptism & Human Identity

“To be baptized is to recover the humanity that God first intended. What did God intend? He intended that human beings should…

The Spiritual Discipline of Reading Aloud

Eugene Peterson has correctly written, “The Christian community is as…

Confession: The Triumph Over Secrecy

The role of confession in the history of the church…

Scot McKnight on Sacraments as Counter-Stories

The text below is from Scot McKnight’s book, King Jesus…

Today's Church

The Ambiguity of Labels

The Ambiguity of Labels

I have been called a liberal by those who presumably consider themselves conservatives, and I have been called a conservative by the…

The Value of Christian Camps

“The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And…

The Church, Postmodernism, and Relative Truth

I gave this lecture in Oklahoma City at the Barnes…

Post-Apocalyptic Morality

You may have seen a post-apocalyptic movie, where some disaster…