Psalm 140:12

I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the poor,and render justice to the needy. [Read more…]

The Chronicles of Narnia

I just finished reading all 7 books in the original order of publication. The first time I read this series I went in the order the publisher suggests. This time I read in the order that Lewis wrote and released the books. Much better this way. I am so amazed by Lewis’ vision for the [Read More…]

Marilynne Robinson on Daily Show

Here is a short interview of Marilynne Robinson by Jon Stewart last night. One of my favorite authors on one of my favorite shows… -t [Read more…]

The Last Word

I’m reading a book of short stories by Graham Greene called, The Last Word. Greene is a master of the short story, and this book doesn’t disappoint. The initial story, which serves as the title of the book, is about the execution of the last living Christian – Pope John XXIX. Greene describes this fascinating [Read More…]

Menuha and a Theology of Food

When I was a kid, my mom would get up early on Sunday morning to prepare the meal for our Sunday dinner. Back then, people in my church rarely went out to eat on Sundays. They didn’t want to cause other people to work on the Sabbath. Mom would work for an hour or two [Read More…]

Book Contract with Wipf & Stock

I signed a deal a few moths ago with Wipf & Stock Publishers to write a book. It’s going to be a sort of post-liberal reading of Walter Rauschenbusch’s Theology for the Social Gospel (1917). Has to be to the publisher by the end of November, 2010. I’m stoked! I just wrote the longest paper [Read More…]

This One’s for You, Jennifer…

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Wheaton is the Place to Be This Weekend

Geez… this is not fair! N.T. Wright, Richard Hays, Jeremie Begbie, Markus Bockmuehl, Walsh & Keesmaat, etc. Wheaton College is the place to be this weekend. Against all wisdom to be present where I am – I wish I were there right now! Nerd heaven… [Read more…]

Keep On Rocking in the Free World

Somebody sent me a link to this. This was me at the Dove awards back in the day – Sitting in with Big Tent Revival and Pete Stewart from Grammatrain… no we never won a Dove Award. [Read more…]

I Never Win Anything

A trip with the family to Cape Cod: $5000 Cross the Pond to the UK: $3000 Getting someone else to pay for it: priceless. I’ve played the lottery, I’ve entered raffles, I’ve played bingo, and fantasy football… but I never win anything. Not this time. This summer is my scheduled sabbatical – It’s been 8 [Read More…]