1 Million Views. I’ve always though this would be a fun milestone, but it came and went without much fanfare. I simply want to express my gratitude to all of you who have read and shared and appreciated my writing over the past several years. I know 1M views is small potatoes on most platforms.Continue reading “Readers, Thanks for 1 M Views!”
I’ve contributed the first chapter to Think Christian’s latest FREE E-BOOK: POP PSALMS. I’m writing about Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts”: “No one could have predicted it: the summer of 2019 belonged to a rapping flautist. The artist known as Lizzo enjoyed a record-breaking run atop the Billboard Hot 100 as her carefree, boldly embodied persona capturedContinue reading “Free E-Book: Pop Psalms”
In the beginning, God planted a garden. And in the very center of that garden, he planted a tree: The Tree of Life. The Book of Revelation tells us that the leaves if this life-giving tree have the power to heal the nations. The fruit of this tree grants eternal life to all who eatContinue reading “Absalom & The Cursed Tree”
If there’s one voice that cannot be silenced in our modern era, it’s the fierce roar that rises from the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Douglass’s forthright account of his escape from slavery is so raw you can almost smell the stomach-turning metallic wreak coming off the blood-spattered pages. Rising from beneath theContinue reading “Frederick Douglass: The Lion Will Not Be Silenced”
My wife does such an intentional job about putting together the school year for our kids, as I’m sure thousands of educators have been doing all summer for their own students wherever they may be. It’s a strange year, and many of us are trying to figure out how to teach and nurture our studentsContinue reading “Inspirational Homeschool Quotes for the School Year!”
Premodern exegesis is sometimes summarized as the fourfold method of interpretation. This means my preaching… …is a slave to the text (Literal) …delights in the canonical context (Allegorical) …drives at the transformation of the soul (Tropological) …speaks of the Eternal (Anagogical) It’s important to realize that the premodern exegete doesn’t siphon his sermon (although IContinue reading “What Does Premodern Exegesis Sound Like from the Pulpit?”
I’m teaching Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables this fall. First published to international acclaim in 1862, the novel’s inception actually took place in 1845 under the working title Jean Tréjean, which translator Julie Rose characterizes as “the story of a convict, a poor man persecuted by a system in which justice has been overshadowed by theContinue reading “Les Mis: When Justice Is Overshadowed by the Law”
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