Category Archives: Christianity

Tim Keller on the Disappearing Umbrella Over Conservative Christians

Now that the middle identifies more with secularism than with nominal Christianity, devout Christians are taking public flak for their views.

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues, Future of the Church | | 21 Comments

Reflections on the Gospel Project Panel on Calvinism and Mission

Audio from Ed Stetzer, Trevin Wax, Frank Page, and David Platt’s conversation about Calvinism, with some personal reflections.

Also posted in Church Issues, Conferences, Missions / Evangelism, Reformed Theology, Southern Baptist Convention, Young Restless Reformed | | 2 Comments

Educating Our Kids: Exploring The Options

Nothing revs up a parent more than having a family’s educational choice questioned or challenged. But it’s important to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each approach to schooling.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Church Issues, Education | | 17 Comments

Is It Arrogant To Tell Other Christians To Imitate Your Example?

The command to “follow me as I follow Christ” is not a statement of arrogance, but the natural outworking of the Spirit of God in the life of a church.

Also posted in Church Issues, Discipleship | | 3 Comments

Laying A Gospel Foundation, But Not Building Anything

If there’s one passage that should give the gospel-centered movement pause, it’s Hebrews 6:1-3.

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues | | 3 Comments

12 Books that Showcase the Grand Narrative of Scripture

One of the best ways to get a feel for the Bible’s narrative is to read through the Bible chronologically. Another way is to read at least one or two Bible overview books a year. Here are 12 books I recommend.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christian Living, Church Issues, Discipleship | | 9 Comments

7 Podcasts Worth Checking Out

These are the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis. What should I add?

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“Was Bonhoeffer Gay?” and Other Adventures in Missing the Point

The best way to honor Bonhoeffer is to not to speculate about his sexuality, but to see how his example counters the errant assumptions of a sexualized culture.

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The Missional Church Is Pointed in 5 Directions

Missional churches are not just “outward focused.” The biblical position is more robust (and beautiful) than the inward / outward dichotomy.

Also posted in Church Issues, Missions / Evangelism | | Leave a comment

The Progressive Appeal to an Imaginary Calendar

To be a “progressive” implies that your primary impulse is to progress beyond the present and lead the way toward better days. But not everything we foresee in the future is worth pursuing.

Also posted in Politics | | 20 Comments