Guided by a Gentle Providence: A Response to Vinh Chung’s Where the Wind Leads

As I read Vinh Chung’s memoir, Where the Wind Leads, I was reminded of the words of the African American spiritual, “My Soul Looks Back”: How I got over How I got over My soul looks back and wonders How I got over. Vinh Chung muses about the providence that brought him safely to the [Read More…]

The Church in an Era of Digital Pluralism: On Clint Schnekloth’s “Mediating Faith”

The church needs to be both in and of the emerging transmedia technologies, while presenting its own ancient-future-now vision. [Read more…]

Grace Even for Those Who Can’t Believe: A Conversation with Tullian Tchividjian

Tullian Tchividjian’s One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World speaks a word of grace to a world of legalism and perfectionism. Tchividjian believes that in a world of self-justification and ever-increasing and impossible performance standards, grace abounds. God’s love for us comes without our having to earn anything, but out of God’s pure [Read More…]

Some Footnotes on Hell: Responding to Jack Graham’s Angels, Satan, Heaven, Hell, and Winning the War for Eternity

Jack Graham’s Unseen: Angels, Satan, Heaven, Hell, and Winning the War for Eternity is a must-read for anyone who wishes to learn about traditional images of the afterlife and the spiritual world. Although I take a very different theological and biblical bath, Graham well represents a literalist understanding of scripture, and that in itself is [Read More…]