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...]

Bonhoeffer & the Lectionary

I have long believed that a church should read as much scripture as possible out loud, together, during worship. I know this in my mind and heart to be right. However, as a worship leader and pastor I’ve been woefully deficient in bringing this conviction to fruition in our congregation. I first encountered the practice [Read More...]

2007 Favorites

I watched “High Fidelity” with John Cusack the other day. One of the things I love about that movie is the ever-present top five list…Here are a few of mine from 2007. TOP 5 BOOKS I READ IN 20071. The Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder2. The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann3. Compassion by [Read More...]

Life Together

Dietrich Bonhoeffer I’m reading “Life Together” for the very first time. I’ve actually never read any Bonhoeffer before. I’m just going to list interesting quotes and comment on them as I read this slowly. One of the ideas which Bonhoeffer develops early on here is that Christian to not relate to each other directly, but [Read More...]