Estus Pirkle Rocks!

You have simply got to watch this video: The Believer’s Heaven The funniest part is watching the reaction of the crowd, especially the little kids in the audience. I’m guessing these kids have undergone years of therapy. [Read more...]

Missing the Mark Review

Missing the Mark by Mark Biddle Missing the Mark by Mark Biddle is a great expansion and critique of the doctrine of sin. I think it’s one of the best volumes on this topic I’ve ever encountered. This is a quick review of the material. Biddle seeks to make a comparison between the biblical view [Read More...]

that’s all I’m saying…

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Screw It, I’m Running for President

This Article is one of the most hilarious things I’ve read in a long time. [Read more...]

quote for the day

[Question:] “…isn’t that [postmodernism] where all of this leads if our knowing is rooted in faith without any court of appeal beyond it?” [Answer:] “Well, if there is any court of appeal, it is God who sits as the judge. the deep blasphemy of modernity is that it made “reason” the judge. Now if you [Read More...]

Impossible Monism

Since the early days of my concentrated theological study and reflection I’ve been trying to feel my way through the different school’s of theological reflection. In the beginning I was still sort of constrained by this loose, generic evangelicalism with which I was extremely disillusioned. Thanks to some folks like Hauerwas and Barth and an [Read More...]

More Colossians Remixed

A few interesting quotes from Colossians Remixed: “Paul’s letter to the Colossians is fundamentally about shaping the imagination of the Christian community. Walter Brueggemann says that “the key pathology of our time, which seduces us all, is the reduction of the imagination so that we are too numbed, satiated and co-opted to do serious imaginative [Read More...]

Colossians Remixed, Truth, and Certainty

I’m done with Fowl and I’m on to Colossians remixed by Bryan Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat right now. I read the first chapter last Saturday and it really blew me away, I’ve been dying to get back to it. Here are a few thoughts it spurred in me. I was once in my local Christian [Read More...]

Preaching the Story of God

I’m still reading Fowl’s commentary on Philippians. I’m thinking today about the practice of pulling out verses to preach on or proof-texting. Usually how this works is a pastor decides what subject he/she wishes to teach on and then searches their concordance for passages or story which supports the point they wish to make. In [Read More...]

Does the Father “will” the death of the Son?

Does the Father will the death of the Son? It’s a common question in the realm of atonement discussion. I’m doing a close reading of Fowl’s New Horizon’s Commentary on Philippians so that I can write a critical response. His response to this question is so good that I wanted to post it here. The [Read More...]