Is the Reformation Over?

This past year, evangelicals (whoever they are: see this article) celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In the five centuries since Martin Luther nailed his thoughts to the castle door in Wittenberg (1517), have Roman Catholics (RC) and Protestants closed the gap between them? To state it differently, one wonders if RC’s and…

Disagreeing with Charity

Disagreement is as American as apple pie. In our day, it seems everyone has an opinion and we are so quick to assert our own against somebody else’s. In this post, I’d like to offer some considerations for how we can express disagreement with Christian charity and a sincere desire for truth and understanding. 1.…

Worth a Look Wednesday (Late Night Edition!)

I just got back in to town from a conference in Minneapolis where my heart was encouraged, my mind was challenged, and I was able to re-connect with old friends while also connecting with new ones. Here’s my brief exhortation to you: Go to conferences! Take people from your church! And take as many opportunities…

F.O.M.O. → the “fear of missing out” is a real thing and it’s perhaps one of the strongest lures of the smartphone.

Photo by Zach Meaney on Unsplash Part 2: A Summary Post from Tony Reinke’s book, “12 Ways Your phone is Changing You” The twelves ways Reinke shares that our phones are changing us are… We are addicted to distraction We ignore flesh and blood. We crave immediate approval We lose our literacy We feed on the produced We…

Tips for Writing

Francis Bacon (1561–1626) is widely known for his scientific ventures. Did you know he was also a tremendous philosopher and writer? When it comes to writing, he once said, “reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.” That last phrase, “writing an exact man,” hits home with me. I…

Worth a Look Wednesday

Back again on this Wednesday, here are some links for your encouragement and edification: Ask Ligonier: A Place for Answers – This remarkable new feature from Ligonier Ministries offers the ability to ask any theological question anytime of day and have real live answers from qualified men and women. How Can I Best Support My…

Here’s some of the books I’m reading in 2018

Photo by Janko Ferlič on Unsplash “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – Harry Truman. I absolutely love to read. My love for reading began around the start of my freshman year at the University of Kentucky in 1998.  Providentially, this was also the time that I became much more serious about living out…