Should Pastors (or any of us) Read the Word on an iPad?

I have a Bible app on my phone and I love it. I usually use it in the morning to listen to my daily readings as I putter around making coffee and becoming human again. I've sat down with a number of my students and helped them download that same app in order to show them how easy it is to read a chapter a day instead of spending those 5 minutes checking some inane Reddit thread that, like sugar with teeth, will eventually rot their souls. (I might have to pay for that one later.)That said, … [Read more...]

Preaching and Preachiness: A Reflection on ‘Parks and Recreation’

If you are wondering what the best sitcom on television is, it is Parks and Recreation. It's one of the few shows that my wife and I watch every week—it's hilarious and surprisingly warm. Consequently, when I saw Russell Moore's article for Christianity Today titled "What Can We Learn About Preaching From Parks and Recreation," as a pastor and a fan of the show, I was doubly curious.The episode in question caricatures a common Christian conservative position on sex education. The episode b … [Read more...]