Q&A With Louie Giglio About “Comeback”

I recently read a book by Louie Giglio — The Comeback: It’s Never Too Late and You’re Never Too Far. My “inner lawyer” was riled (as Paul Tripp might say). I object to the notion that God offers his people “comebacks.” There is too much suffering. Too much pain. Too many stories of defeat that end in [Read More…]

Don’t Abuse the Term “Trigger Warning”

Progressive evangelicalism increasingly markets itself as a friend to the abused. One way this occurs is by speaking about abuse, while the conservative counterpart fumbles with the issue of abuse and trauma (admittedly so). I’m very thankful for the friends of the abused, because there are not many places where Christianity and abuse-awareness intersect. At [Read More…]

What Is Vulnerable Theology?

The spirit who bideth by himself In the land of mist and snow, He loved the bird that loved the man Who shot him with his bow. (Samuel Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner) This is a commissioning of sorts—of the ship Vulnerable Theology—and with all commissionings and commencements, it includes an unbearably long [Read More…]

Theology for Theology’s Sake

Theology for theology’s sake is impractical, and theology worth its name must be shown to be relevant by the theologian. [Read more…]

Kinds of Fear

An excerpt from the DSM-5 which presents the American Psychological Association‘s taxonomy for different kinds of anxiety, as well as each kind’s respective diagnostic features. Like the WebMD “Symptom Checker,” I’m convinced that this excerpt will cause you to be anxious that you, in fact, have an anxiety disorder. Welcome to the human race. [Read more…]

Twitter, Angels, and Imposters

“I wish I had a list of all the most perverted and private sins of the most venerated saints of church history,” my friend mused. I agreed, “Yeah, I would flip immediately to the 21st century.” To judge? No. To belay my deep seated sense of what is increasingly being called “imposter syndrome”—“ Having to live with [Read More…]

Our Bodies, Prophets

We are not machines. We refuse ascend the hill of the stoic—we will not make the Hajj to sacrifice the body and its prophecies for a measly allowance of tolerance-love. [Read more…]

Singleness, Sex Drive, Etc.

I have two new articles on singleness—one on Desiring God, and one on Relevant. Check them out here. [Read more…]

Sin and the Imagination

Sin begins with our imaginings—we don’t desire objects, but construals. Bavinck and Vanhoozer agree. [Read more…]

The Difficulty of Good Christian Writing

David Powlison and Kevin Vanhoozer help us figure out how to write good Christian literature. [Read more…]