I remember one Sunday morning in my teen years on which a woman at church made a passing comment that I was “very pious.” The comment came during an angsty phase of my life, in which I was just beginning to learn theology and take my Christian walk more seriously. I was unsure how to … Continue reading Radical or Reasonable?
Seven Christmas Carols That Are Undeniably Missiological
Note: This article was originally published on ABWE’s blog. One of the myriad reasons I cherish the Christmas season is that it is one of the few times when the songs on the lips of the people of God truly match the missional optimism Scriptures associates with the kingdom of Christ. In our day of spiritual, … Continue reading Seven Christmas Carols That Are Undeniably Missiological
4 Ways Jesus ‘Celebrated’ Halloween
Halloween means a lot of different things to people—jack-o-lanterns, creepy costumes, haunted maize fields, and candy by the bucket, to name a few. Did Jesus celebrate Halloween? Well, no. But he did do some familiar things that are worth celebrating today. 1. Jesus moved into the neighborhood wearing a disguise. Two thousand years ago, God himself … Continue reading 4 Ways Jesus ‘Celebrated’ Halloween
Unhindered (A Poem for Harvest)
As autumn arrives, many of us are in need of impetus to carry on in our own harvesting efforts. Does Reformed theology help or hurt in that regard? God's perfect self-fulfillment outside of us, His total delight in the Son, and His pouring out of His Spirit to redeem us dead sinners all scandalously combine to … Continue reading Unhindered (A Poem for Harvest)