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Cultivating an Appreciation for the Local Church

If you had told me as a kid that I would spend my life pastoring a church, I may have punched you in the face. Not really, but I certainly would have thought you were crazy. (I suspect my friends would have as well, since they somewhat routinely tell me they can’t...

A (Very) Brief Theology of How People Change

In his conversation with Nicodemus in John 3, Jesus instructs his disciples on how renewal comes to a person’s life. He tells Nicodemus that he will be “lifted up,” and that the life of the age to come will invade the present life of anyone who looks to him in...

Has Christian Apologetics Failed?

Sometime ago Esther O’Reilly from Patheos asked a thought-provoking question: “Has Christian Apologetics Failed?” O’Reilly asks the question in light of the Jordan Peterson phenomenon—a discussion into which I have no desire to enter. Rather, the question itself...

Top Ten Books of 2018

One of my favorite blogs to post each year is my "Top Ten." Well, here are my top ten books, with a few extras thrown in for fun. Enjoy . . . and happy reading! Barry Hankins, Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America. Hankins spends the bulk of the...

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Cultivating an Appreciation for the Local Church

If you had told me as a kid that I would spend my life pastoring a church, I may have punched you in the face. Not really, but I certainly would have thought you were crazy. (I suspect my friends would have as well, since they somewhat routinely tell me they can’t...

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A (Very) Brief Theology of How People Change

In his conversation with Nicodemus in John 3, Jesus instructs his disciples on how renewal comes to a person’s life. He tells Nicodemus that he will be “lifted up,” and that the life of the age to come will invade the present life of anyone who looks to him in...

read more

Has Christian Apologetics Failed?

Sometime ago Esther O’Reilly from Patheos asked a thought-provoking question: “Has Christian Apologetics Failed?” O’Reilly asks the question in light of the Jordan Peterson phenomenon—a discussion into which I have no desire to enter. Rather, the question itself...

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Biblical Interpretation, the Human Heart, and Self-Deception

“But for the searching and right understanding of the Scriptures there is need of a good life and a pure soul, and for Christian virtue to guide the mind to grasp, so far as human nature can, the truth concerning God the Word. One cannot possibly understand the...

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Top Ten Books of 2018

One of my favorite blogs to post each year is my "Top Ten." Well, here are my top ten books, with a few extras thrown in for fun. Enjoy . . . and happy reading! Barry Hankins, Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America. Hankins spends the bulk of the...

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