There are moments in life when our hearts languish in utter despair. There are moments in life when our mouths gape speechless in sheer horror. There are moments in life when the capacity of mankind for evil leaves us with no words to pray. Thank God for the Psalms. When our flesh is overwhelmed and… More What Can We Pray Over Planned Parenthood?
My boys pour over Thomas catalogues. They build train tracks every day in their playroom. My oldest learned to count like this: “Thomas #1, Edward #2, Henry #3…” The three boys have seen their fair share of Thomas the Tank Engine videos–which means my wife and I have also seen more than our fair share of Thomas… More The Gospel of Thomas the Tank Engine
A twenty-eight year-old does not have much hindsight. I admit that. Even so, as I look back it’s impossible not to see many of the ways and means God has used to mold me. For the past three years, I’ve pastored a church in Newberry, SC, and it is strange how even basic summer jobs of… More My English Teachers Equipped Me To Be A Pastor
Baptists have found themselves in an interesting quandary. It’s the name we go by, so you’d think we were in agreement on the doctrine of baptism, considering we hold convictions that separate us from nearly every other denomination in the world. I don’t believe I speak out of turn when I say most Baptists disagree with… More Baptists, Let’s Use God-Ordained Methods of Sheep-Retention
As conservative Christians exegetes, we have spent the past century making our own bed, now we are being laid to rest in it. We have taught and advocated a strict grammatical-historical approach that boils Biblical interpretation down to a scientific method. Input a Scripture, run it through the schema–(1) exegete, (2) interpret, (3) apply–and output… More “One Meaning Per Verse, Please”: The Failure of Modern Interpretation
The key to a good joke is an unexpected wry twist at the very last moment. You don’t give the punchline at the beginning or middle of a joke. No, a good joke-teller weaves together a seemingly pointless and at times oddly disparate story (a la “A priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a… More The Old Testament Is a Huge Joke