Would your friends more quickly characterize you as “gluten-free”, “vegan”, “pro-organic”, “pro-free-range”, etc., than as a “Christian”? Do you abstain from eating at others’ houses or with other people out of fear that they might expect you to eat something that’s against your diet? Do you share your views on food and diet with more… More Do You Love Your Diet More than Jesus?
I was on vacation on the coast of Maine having a very pleasant conversation with a friend of my in-laws after dinner. She asks me, “So, Chad, how is the ministry going? I always wonder, is it a lot of pressure to always have to come up with a message for the people every week?”… More Expository Preaching Is Therapeutic
The scene in the Garden of Gethsemane is iconic. The tension rises as the troupe of eleven disciples follow Jesus through the ominously black night, passing over the Kidron Brook and climbing the Mount of Olives to their familiar place for late night prayer. The narrative is thick any way you cut it. Literarily speaking, Gethsemane is the… More Asleep in the Garden
I’ve never seen Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Someone is probably on there way as I write to come revoke my ordination certificate, but nevertheless it’s true. The movie came out when I was in high school. I remember seeing the trailer for it and thinking of all the blood and gore that was… More Jesus Doesn’t Need Your Pity
I had the privilege of interviewing my friend Mark Hendrick of the SCBC Office of Public Policy about the newest piece of pro-life legislation in SC. Get the whole interview at Canon & Culture.
Humans are emotional beings. Today’s social media is like standing in front of a spewing emotional fire hydrant. The things we post, share, and read are invested with happiness, sorrow, outrage, or rejoicing. These days cold, logical arguments strike readers as inauthentic. Nothing rings with more true than a heart-wrenching testimonial or an experiential editorial… More The Bible’s Authors Have Feelings, Too
I had the privilege to work with Christ and Pop Culture on an in-depth analysis of Netflix Original Chef’s Table. It’s a fascinating mini-series that looks at six world-class chefs. Here’s a snippet: In a food-frenzied entertainment culture, the Netflix original Chef’s Table (2015) stands out as a mini-series where food isn’t merely food. With Season 2… More ‘Chef’s Table’ at Christ and Pop Culture