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...]

Can Traditionalists & Progressives Unite with Different LGBTQ Theologies?

For a long time I’ve been discouraged by how the conversation between traditionalists and progressives goes when it comes to LGBTQ inclusion. Name calling in both directions has led to polarizing results. This, of course, is no different then the religious rhetoric wars of the past. For the most part, physical violence isn’t involved (with [Read More...]


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