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Some Thoughts on the Equality Act

Back in July of 2020, I responded to M.I.T professor Devin Michelle Bunten’s New York Times op-ed article “Sex Does Not Mean Gender. Equating Them Erases Trans Lives.” In my response, I noted that the worldview of transgender activists entails bringing the external...

Run Away from Crowds

Introduction A few days ago I pulled Paul Tripp’s book Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry off my shelf and was quite disheartened. Three out of the five celebrity pastors who endorsed the book are no longer in ministry due to...

Incomplete Thoughts on Prayer

Several months back I came across a book on prayer that I found troubling. The author stated that the purpose of prayer was to get answers. As you might expect, the author never mentioned that God might say no or not yet to our requests. Instead, as imagined by this...

Ascetical Christian Thinking and Living

Introduction: Two Quotes Consider two quotes with me. The first comes from philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724–1804): “Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another”...

Sayonara Social Media

 Impeccably Bad Timing After a twelve year love-hate relationship with Facebook, I have decided to permanently deactivate my account. Due to my impeccably bad timing, some may view this as a political statement. I assure you it is not. Rather, eliminating social media...

Top Ten Books of 2020 (with a Look Ahead to 2021!)

One of my favorite posts of the year! Enjoy and happing reading! Note: Not all of these books were published in 2020, and I am not ranking them from favorite to least favorite. Carl R. Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive...

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Some Thoughts on the Equality Act

Back in July of 2020, I responded to M.I.T professor Devin Michelle Bunten’s New York Times op-ed article “Sex Does Not Mean Gender. Equating Them Erases Trans Lives.” In my response, I noted that the worldview of transgender activists entails bringing the external...

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Run Away from Crowds

Introduction A few days ago I pulled Paul Tripp’s book Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry off my shelf and was quite disheartened. Three out of the five celebrity pastors who endorsed the book are no longer in ministry due to...

read more

Incomplete Thoughts on Prayer

Several months back I came across a book on prayer that I found troubling. The author stated that the purpose of prayer was to get answers. As you might expect, the author never mentioned that God might say no or not yet to our requests. Instead, as imagined by this...

read more

Ascetical Christian Thinking and Living

Introduction: Two Quotes Consider two quotes with me. The first comes from philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724–1804): “Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another”...

read more

Sayonara Social Media

 Impeccably Bad Timing After a twelve year love-hate relationship with Facebook, I have decided to permanently deactivate my account. Due to my impeccably bad timing, some may view this as a political statement. I assure you it is not. Rather, eliminating social media...

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A Hospital Visit, the Human Condition, and God’s Beloved Son

His delight is not in the strength of the horse nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love (Psalm 147:10–11). “For every situation and eventuality there is a parable if you look...

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Top Ten Books of 2020 (with a Look Ahead to 2021!)

One of my favorite posts of the year! Enjoy and happing reading! Note: Not all of these books were published in 2020, and I am not ranking them from favorite to least favorite. Carl R. Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive...

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The Fatherhood of God Is Primary, Unique, and Transcendent

As you may remember, back in May I wrote an article titled, “Why Evangelicals Struggle with Classical Theism.” One of my concluding observations was that evangelicals fail to appreciate the accommodated nature of Scriptural language. When we petition God to “make his...

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