What We Know about Arius and His Heresy

The Trinity is a mystery to us in many ways, but Scripture and tradition give us language and concepts that allow us to affirm the doctrine. Read more

Two Tools that Make My PhD Life Easier

When you’re a PhD student, just about anything helps. Read more

The Sermon on the Mount and Jesus’s Command to “Be Perfect”

What does it mean to “be perfect,” especially in light of the fact that we know no one is or can be perfect in a sinful world? Read more

Why Did the Book of Revelation Outlast Other Early Christian Apocalypses?

Revelation’s theology stood out from the crowd in a time when sloppy language about God wasn’t being tolerated. Read more

Blood Moons, Babylonian Whores, and Reading Revelation Rightly

Fearful chart-making and number-decoding distorts the point of the Book of Revelation. Read more

Jesus, Jonah, and Doubting God

If we’re like Jonah, we’ll confess God’s sovereignty without trusting in it. But if we’re like Jesus’s disciples, we’ll cry out to the God of the Universe, and he’ll give us peace. Read more

Writing Is a Terrible God

As with any work in a fallen world, it makes you sweat. Read more

The Best Introductions to the Book of Revelation

For anyone hasn’t read much on Revelation, I usually recommend four short and (relatively) accessible introductions. Read more

The Smorgasbord (8/4/17)

A mishmash of thoughts, scraps, and interesting stuff. Read more

Should Pastors Read Widely? A Plea for Caution

They say that reading widely is a way for the pastor to grow into a “holistic” and “well-rounded” leader. Read more