A timely excerpt from John Howard Yoder:
“All men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” according to…
I've begun writing a commentary on Genesis for a new series: Polis Bible Commentary. This series pairs a Bible scholar with an urban…
Those of you who have kept up on my writing projects know that I've been working on a three volume series of easy to read material written…
07/22/2014 Think Christian
In this brief article I bring the theme of sacrifice as portrayed in the horror film, The Purge, in conversation with the Bible story, the work of Christ, and the Christian walk.
05/30/2014 Book Reviews
This is a book review I wrote about Chris Smith and John Pattison's Slow Church (IVP 2014). I liked the book a lot because it provides a refreshing alternative to church growth books that push quick growth through strategic programming in business world fashion. This book is more faithful to God's strategy for forming and growing communities that bear witness to his kingdom. It's not a quick read and it does not offer a quick fix, but we need a lot more books like this because it is, above all, truthful.
10/05/2013 Book Reviews
The Englewood Review of Books just posted a review I wrote a while back on Andy Crouch's new book "Playing God." Andy is a good writer and sharp thinker who seeks to pave a biblically-based middle ground between avoiding "worldly" power because of the damage it causes and embracing such power as if was a completely neutral tool that can be used for good or ill. Though embracing his approach might mean positive movement forward for some, I attempt to show why his middle ground is not biblical enough. And here I am not simply nit-picking at a thing or two that he could have included but didn't. I am claiming that Crouch's overall framework fundamentally misses the mark of what God is doing in this world through God's people and how that impacts our approach to power.