Why the Psalms Matter – Even the Violent Ones

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of listening to N.T. Wright speak about the Psalms at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. One of his recent books, The Case for the Psalms: Why they are Essential, served as the catalyst for this conversational presentation. First, a favorite phrase from the evening: [Read More...]

Gospel Patrons – the people behind the people who change the world (generous givers)

Imagine sitting on a plane – especially if you travel alone. Who will be your seatmate? Will that person smell? Require too much legroom? Be quiet? Or, will they be a new friend? On a flight from Seattle to OC last month, I was pleasantly surprised. My seatmate and I clicked right away. Both followers [Read More...]

Life-Changing Books: Surprised by Hope

Many of you know that I’ve partnered with Logos Bible Software to give away a collection of 36 N.T. Wright books (enter contest here). I feel like I run the risk of overkill, but I want to let you know about one book in that collection that literally can change a person’s life: Surprised by [Read More...]

Being “confident enough” to follow Jesus: apologetics, doubt, and the idol of certainty

Those of us who find ourselves in post-conservative/emerging/semi-progressive/Anabaptist circles prefer to make that foundation the person of Jesus Christ. The way in which the Bible is (or isn’t) inspired by the Holy Spirit, then, is a secondary concern. [Read more...]


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