Time to Pray

Praying for Paula I’m pissed. I have a friend named Paula, actually she’s a great friend of my wife. Here’s her story. I’m telling you because I want you to join me in praying for her. Paula was working at a Habitat for Humanity site as a volunteer one Saturday morning a long time ago, [Read More...]

Into Great Silence

Into Great Silence a film by Philip Groning Into Great Silence is in theatres. Anyone interested in the monastic life has probably already heard about this movie. I have not yet seen it but I’ve been reading about it for a few weeks now. There is a great article on it in the Kansas City [Read More...]

School of Thought

Schools of Thought, Ultimate Concern & Intellectual Snobbery Amazingly enough, Kansas State basketball is looking up under our new coach. That’s fun because K-State is my school. We actually have a legitimate shot at the NCAA tournament, which has not been even a remote possibility for the past decade. It probably won’t happen but…Go Cats! [Read More...]

Hauerwas, Lindbeck, and Burrell

A Conversation Among FriendsJanuary 18-19, 2007left to right: John Wright, moderator, George Lindbeck, David Burrell, Stanley Hauerwas.Nazarene Theological Seminary hosted gathering of great theological minds this past week. Stanley Hauerwas, George Lindbeck and David Burrell gathered to publicly discuss the question “Is the reformation over?” Me and a couple of friends went to listen to [Read More...]

A Theology for the Social Gospel

A Theology for the Social Gospelby Walter Rauschenbusch I read a great book over the holidays and have since had to write a paper on it for one of my classes. The class is called “Contemporary Theology: Barth to the Mid-Century,” and the book is called A Theology for the Social Gospel by Walter Rauschenbusch. [Read More...]

Straight Back to Kansas

Satellite Soul Now Available4th Project at CD Baby Now I’m pretty stoked because our new record is out as of today. If you are into it, stop by CdBaby and pick up a copy of your own. It’s on sale for around $12 – it’s not on itunes yet but should but up within the [Read More...]

The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God [ Thanks to Scott Stone for eliciting this post with his study and comments ] I’ve done a lot of reading over the past few years on the Kingdom of God. It is one of the most important biblical themes to study in my opinion, because it is the central teaching [Read More...]

Martin Luther: two great reads

Martin Lutherhere are two great reads on this man’s life and theology… Luther: Man Between God and the Devil andMartin Luther’s Theology: It’s Historical and Systematic DevelopmentI’ve had to read a couple of really good books on Luther over the last two weeks. I’m really blown away by this man and all that he accomplished [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark, Part I

Reading MarkA Literary and Theological Commentary on the Second GospelbySharyn Dowd Sharyn Dowd is a Southern Baptist theologian and is a professor in the religion department at Baylor. Dr. Dowd has a PhD. from Emory, which is a really good school, I think she got her masters at a Southern Baptist Seminary and her undergraduate [Read More...]

N.T. Wright – The Challenge of Jesus

The Challenge of JesusRediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is Whatever you may think of N.T. Wright, you have to respect the ambitious writing/thinking adventure he has undertaken from which he hopes to author 6 large volume works under the heading of Christian Origins and the Question of God. – The New Testament and the People [Read More...]

New Satellite Soul Release

Satellite SoulStraight Back to Kansas is ready to Rock When we decided to record a new Satellite Soul project it had been several years since our last national release Ardent Worship. We had stayed away from the studio for many reasons but one of the main reasons is that we were struggling to find something [Read More...]

Hybels on Atonement

Leadership Summit.Hybels not so clear. I’ve been an admirer of Bill Hybels for many years. My first exposure to his teaching was way back in 1988. While driving back and forth between Salina and Manhattan (I was working as a youth minister) I would listen to at least 4 services a week. I was captivated [Read More...]