As a follow up to the recent post addressing the lack of nuance in social media discussions on important topics, I recorded a video which addresses five major problems with the intellectual discourse in our current cultural climate. Check it out here. Read more

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This video is a clip from a Q&A podcast in which I addressed the question, “Was Martin Luther a nominalist?” I talked about different philosophical schools of thought and their influence upon the reformer. Read more

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(A video form of this post can also be found here). The Problem of False Revelation Though a relatively young religious movement, the Mormon faith has experienced an extensive amount of revision since its founding in the 1820s to 1840s by Joseph Smith. A number of controversial doctrines were taught by earlier leaders in the movement–especially by Brigham Young–including things like polygamy, blood atonement, and a denial of interracial marriage. Throughout the years, many of these teachings have been officially… Read more

This video is another clip of a live Q&A podcast in which I answered the question: why aren’t you Reformed? Check it out!   Read more

A recent tweet from Desiring God has garnered a lot of attention for its seeming message that if one gazes upon the beauty of God, then one’s mental problems will be resolves. This clearly simplistic explanation got a lot of feedback from those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and other problems. In this video, I address the problems with the tweet, and engage in discussion about how we, as Christians, are to understand depression and anxiety.   Read more

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I really dislike the majority of theological interaction over social media platforms. This probably sounds odd coming from me, because that is precisely what I do with a large portion of my time. As one who engages in the theological task, this is just the way that ideas spread in contemporary society, so it is a simple necessity. We are not gathering around university halls to hear a lengthy disputation over points of doctrine, nor can a theologian make a… Read more

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