Why Studying the Apostle Paul Matters | In fact, it’s a matter of life & death!

As I announced a couple of weeks ago, my latest project is The Paulcast: A Podcast all about the Apostle Paul. After my introduction episode, titled “Surprised by Paul,” I launched straight into a series called Entering the Conversation. Here’s why. In my experience, many people talk about the things Paul wrote down without doing [Read More…]

Why the Rapture isn’t Biblical… And Why it Matters

I grew up in church culture. Most of what I recall from those early childhood and teenage years bring memories of good things.  People genuinely taught me that loving Jesus matters more than anything else in the world.  The world, after all, is corrupt and the place we truly long for is far, far away [Read More…]

A doom-and-gloom board game trumps the good news of Christ’s return

[Kurt’s Note: This is a slightly revised version of blog post I wrote a few years back. I thought of it after hearing that a new Left Behind movie (featuring Nicolas Cage and Chad Michael Murray) will be coming to theaters in 2014. These are some basic reflections (which, if I had started from scratch, [Read More…]

Who Stole Christmas – N.T. Wright or the Grinch?

I loved this article! Thanks to Michael Gorman for posting it to FB. Excerpt from First Things by Peter Liethart: Just this year, I had another realization. N. T. Wright has spoiled Christmas too. Wright made me see the fairly radical difference in tone and content between Advent and Christmas hymns. Advent hymns, as you’d [Read More…]


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