Throwing Andy Stanley a Bone: ‘What Does Jesus Teach?’

https://twitter.com/Chocolate_Knox/status/1005563057722912768 "What does the Bible say about that...this is a really bad question we have to quit asking...Let me tell you a better question: What does the New Covenant teach? Or let's be more specific, What does the New Testament teach? Or even better, What does Jesus teach?" -Andy Stanley I'll bite. Even though I … Continue reading Throwing Andy Stanley a Bone: ‘What Does Jesus Teach?’

Book Review: “The Kingdom of God” by Patrick Schreiner

What is the kingdom of God? ... ... ... I've been waiting patiently for a full minute, and you still can't come up with a coherent answer? Consider the fact that the Gospels summarize the message of Jesus in this way: "The kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe the gospel!" (Mark 1:15; … Continue reading Book Review: “The Kingdom of God” by Patrick Schreiner

New Posts on Texting and Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods”

I've done a terrible job keeping you up to date on the pieces I'm publishing elsewhere. So, here a couple to get you caught up. One Question to Ask Before You Text At Desiring God, I have a piece on a sad trend I see in our relationships: texting. Deep down, many of us are … Continue reading New Posts on Texting and Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods”

The ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’ Was Plagiarized

Jesus would have flunked English class. Most of his best work is plagiarized. No citations. No credit given to the original sources. For instance, the Parable of the Good Samaritan—one of his most famous stories—is word-for-word stolen from 2 Chronicles 28:15. Or what about his famous woman at the well ordeal? Been there, done that … Continue reading The ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’ Was Plagiarized

“We _________ Kings”: How Many Wise Men Were There?

It’s another Advent season, and another round of articles poised to rob us of our Christmas joy. This is not one of those articles. Sufjan Stevens encourages us to embrace the inner Christmas unicorn each December. It’s a time of imagination, celebration, and mirth. So, as we come to the traditional Christmas carol “We Three … Continue reading “We _________ Kings”: How Many Wise Men Were There?