God Doesn’t Give a ______ about Cussing–God Cares about Character Formation

As a younger Christian, I judged people. A lot. I didn’t know that I was casting judgment…but I was. I’d hear a “bad word” and would think (especially if they went to church): They must be really struggling in their relationship to the Lord. I had similar beliefs about drinking and smoking. How could one [Read More...]

My Neighbor Mark Driscoll to Take a 6-Week Leave of Absence

What a whirlwind it has been for those following the Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill situation. For a summary, see the New York Times. All I want to say, before giving the following report is that I pray for Mark Driscoll and all who have been hurt by him directly or indirectly. As a newish [Read More...]

The Israel-Gaza Conflict has Names and Faces: Hearing Voices from Both Sides of the Wall

Over the past several weeks, my heart has grieved the violence taking place in Gaza. Hamas hurts the cause of all Palestinians when they shoot their homemade rockets over the wall at innocent civilians in Israel. And Israel perpetuates the desperation of groups like Hamas with their unjust policies, walls, and discrimination. Both sides of [Read More...]

#FarewellJohnPiper? – What Boyd, Wright, Bell, and Whoppers Have in Common

Over the past several years John Piper has piped in on many things. And, yes friends, his pipes are loud and proud (well, not Whopper proud ). He is known for a having a very specific view of God, the Scriptures, and culture. On God, Piper pipes about God’s glory. I affirm this wholeheartedly – [Read More...]