Are We Witnessing a Writing Resurgence in Evangelicalism?

What’s up with Christian fiction? We had a fantastic burst of production in the mid-twentieth century. Some good works have come out since then. But for many years, we waited for another Lewis or Tolkien to no avail. There are signs of stirring in the evangelical movement. We’re young, restless, and writing. N. D. Wilson has [Read More...]

How Christian Rappers Are Leading the Way in Ferguson

I’m hundreds of miles away from St. Louis, but I grieve over the racial strife and civil unrest there. With many others, I pray for an end to this situation. I do know one thing quite clearly: in the midst of this awful turmoil, Christians are speaking out. In particular, two Christian rappers are raising their [Read More...]

I Broke My Ten-Year Rap Hiatus Last Week

This is the evidence. I hadn’t rapped an actual song as an actual performance (to slander the term) in a good long while. Spencer Harmon and I (aka “Pale Reflection” as a group) did this song. It’s called “Boyce Anthem.” My Boyce College colleague Denny Burk put it on YouTube (recorded by student Matthew Carswell). [Read More...]

Are You Young? Then Come to the FOCUS Conference February 15-17

In a couple of weeks (February 15-17), I’ll be speaking on “Risking it All for Jesus as a Young Man or Woman” at the FOCUS conference in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. The theme of my talk is based on my new book Risky Gospel. If you’re in junior high or high school or have kids this age, [Read More...]

Your Best Suffering Now: Pro-Life Action & Advocacy

The crack staff of Southern Seminary’s magazine just published a profile of an outstanding Louisville ministry called Speak for the Unborn. If you’re pro-life and you want to make a difference, read this piece by Matt Damico. Here’s a bit: The ministry is Speak for the Unborn, which came to life when Ryan Fullerton, pastor [Read More...]

Albert Mohler Reviews “Risky Gospel”

The president of Southern Seminary and Boyce College, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., just reviewed my new book Risky Gospel. I am deeply thankful for this kind and incisive review. Here’s a snippet: One of the most lamentable symptoms of today’s emotionalist Christianity is its tendency to inaction. … Tragically, throughout their lifetimes many church members and [Read More...]

The Evangelical Mind Is Alive: ETS 2013 & Inerrancy

It’s that time of year again: the Evangelical Theological Society meets Tuesday-Thursday of this week. I’m traveling today to Baltimore for the 64th annual meeting, organized around the important theme of “Inerrancy.” I’ll be presenting two papers this year, both on the neo-evangelicals. My first paper is on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4:30pm in Hilton-Latrobe. [Read More...]

On December’s CrossCon and the “Millennial Christianity” Debate

New video about the new conference (HT: JT). December 27-30, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Piper, Carson, DeYoung, Platt, Oh, and a bunch of other great, godly leaders. CBMW will be there, and with all our bells on. Student registration, by the by, is a mere $100 for the next 7 weeks. Hey, let’s take this [Read More...]

Al Mohler: Leadership Is the Expression of Conviction

I’m making my way through an exciting new leadership book by my school’s president, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters (Bethany House, 2012). It is a terrific read, full of deep thinking on leadership driven by biblical wisdom and corroborated through historical examples, with a nice sprinkling of [Read More...]

Rap You Must Listen To: “Through Hymn” on Church History

[bandcamp album=3968476305  bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB size=venti] Steve Forst, one of my students at Boyce College, just clued me in to a rapper I had never heard of: Through Hymn.  He specializes in hip-hop on church history.  You never know what to expect with under-the-radar rappers.  It took me one listen, though, to know that Through Hymn [Read More...]


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