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...]

Reviewing Rapper Trip Lee’s New Album

Just published a review of rapper Trip Lee’s new album (out today), The Good Life.  Head over to the Gospel Coalition to check it out. Here’s a teaser: The rappers used to sit on the periphery of evangelical life. Now they’ve taken over. Their songs play not only in the streets, but in the minivans, the [Read More...]

How to Learn from a Demon: Panel on Screwtape Letters

This from Theolatte, the blog of Dan DeWitt, the dean of Boyce College: Today at Boyce College we hosted a panel discussion on the impact of Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters in light of the seventy year anniversary of its publication. The participants included: myself; Dr. Jim Orrick, Professor of Literature and Culture; Dr. Owen Strachan, Assistant Professor [Read More...]


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