The Return of the King….of this blog

I am breathing new life into this old blog. It will be getting a new name, content, and focus. I haven’t quite decided on the new name but I have got an idea of what direction I’ll be steering this ship. I want to use this blog to iron out my theology of family and…

Nuancing the Gospel Away

I despise this not-so-new but ever so popular form of Christianity that prides itself in so carefully nuancing the Gospel that all hearers walk away still thinking that the bearers of the message of the cross are swell guys. It is as A.W. Tozer says: The church has lost her testimony. She has no longer…

7 Ways to Live Missionally in Everyday Life

Ryan Benhase has put together a great post on everyday missionary methods for the “average believer” called, 7 Ways to Live Missionally in Everyday Life. I really enjoyed this quote from his concluding thoughts: “I fear that sometimes we’re so obsessed with figuring out how we can turn a conversation into an opportunity to preach…

Schaeffer Against the World

A while back I read Harold J. Brown’s contribution to a book called, Francis A. Schaeffer: Portraits of the Man and His Work. Brown’s essay was entitled, “Standing Against the World.” I was struck by Brown’s presentation of Schaeffer as a “modern-day Athanasius.” Brown explains: “Like Athanasius, Francis Schaeffer will not be remembered as the…

Beyond Charades: Steps Towards True Reconciliation

I believe with ever fiber in me that Christians are commanded to live in deep community. Most everyone will say “amen” until they run into the natural byproduct of living in deep community—equally deep sin. Sin has always been community’s natural enemy. Just think on Genesis 3 for a moment and you will track with…