I have this annoying quirk where I can’t let the particulars of Scripture go. When the Bible gets descriptive, there must be some significance beyond satisfying mere curiosity. There are no throw away parts of Scripture, no parts that are just for your information. Unexpected details get my wheels churning. When it comes to my… More The Curious Case of Benjamin
There is a glaring hole in our fight against abortion. It is found in our churches among the quiet pre-service whispers as she walks by. It is heard at Sunday dinner as her name bounces back and forth across the table among interjections like, “But she comes from such a good family!” It is seen… More Brothers and Sisters, Unwed Pregnancy Is Not a Sin
Consider this familiar fairy tale, as told from a strictly grammatical-historical approach. Isn’t the story so much better this way?* “The Frog Prince” by the Brothers Grimm One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk by herself in a wood [Now, scholars are not certain… More “The Frog Prince”–Told From A Grammatical-Historical Approach
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