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…]

N.T. Wright on How to Study the Bible

Yes, friends, this is the month of N.T. Wright :-). You may have heard that we are giving away a set of N.T. Wright books in partnership with Logos Bible Software (36 total books!). Even if you have some of these books already, having them in a digital format makes them an even more valuable research tool… especially the [Read More…]

Win 36 N.T. Wright books from Kurt Willems & Logos! (Easy to enter)

As most of you know, N.T. Wright is one of the most influential theological voices in my life. His work on Jesus, Paul, and the New Testament in general are unmatched in their scholarly voice and pastoral sensitivity. One of the coolest things about Wright is the volume at which he puts out books. What [Read More…]

Books that leaders in our church plant will read

As most of you know, I recently moved to Seattle to lead a church plant. We have a fabulous Core Team and Launch Team… one that continues to grow in depth and relational connections. What’s fun is seeing the surprising ways in which God is already at work in our church. [check out our website: [Read More…]