Tim Keller on Mars Hill Preaching, Homosexuality, and Transgender Identity

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Manhattan pastor Tim Keller for Christianity Today. The interview was about Keller’s new book Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions (Dutton, Nov. 2013). It’s a book that would be marvelous to read whether for one’s own edification or for the purposes of discipleship or evangelism. If you’re [Read More...]

Tim Keller: “There Is a Bar of Justice Somewhere for Everyone”

Christianity Today just released an interview I did a few months back with Manhattan pastor Tim Keller to talk about his recent book Encounters with Jesus, which I have read and strongly commend to you. I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to talk with Keller and have included his helpful commendation of “objective moral truth” (not just objective [Read More...]

Forget Decaf–You Need Some Triple-Shot Macchiato Faith

I enjoy few creature comforts more than one of those hand-crafted, artisanal coffee drinks that have suddenly taken over America (that’s Louisville’s excellent Quills Coffee to the left). If you’re at a local coffeeshop or a Starbucks, you can be sure that you will hear someone order a very complex drink. Often said person is [Read More...]

Brett Favre: “I think after 20 years, God only knows the toll”

I saw these words from former NFL star Brett Favre on memory loss and concussions today. Favre was asked by the St. Louis Rams to come out of retirement at age 44 and play again. Here’s what he said in a radio interview recently: I don’t remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one [Read More...]

Carl Henry’s 9 Criteria That Make an Excellent Christian University

I just wrote a short piece about the great theologian Carl F. H. Henry for Southern Seminary’s “Towers,” the newspaper. In the piece, I gave readers a little preview of the material found in my dissertation, which details at great length Henry’s quest for a great Christian university. Here’s a little tease from the essay. [Read More...]

Southern Seminary Events: Panel on Scripture’s “Immorality” & New England Travel

Two matters related to life at Southern Seminary. Tomorrow in chapel at 10am, Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler, Jr. will be leading a panel on recent challenges to the doctrine of Scripture entitled “God in the Dock: Is God a Moral Monster?” You can watch the panel, which will feature Denny Burk, Phillip Bethancourt, [Read More...]

Christianity Today on the Seibert Controversy and the “Downright Unhealthy” Bible

Christianity Today just joined the public conversation about Messiah College Old Testament professor Eric Seibert’s blog post on Pete Enns’s blog. Seibert, you will recall, indicated that the Bible has “immoral,” “objectionable,” “unsavory,” and “downright unhealthy” content. The title of the blog post says it all: “When the Good Book is Bad.” Let’s be very [Read More...]

Capitalism Destroys People & Civilizations! (Right?)

Not necessarily, no. Actually, it often helps them. See this fantastic piece by Chris Horst for Christianity Today’s stimulating “This Is Our City” project. There are companies, Horst makes clear, that are not only turning a profit–they’re helping people. Many of us know that businesses perform such functions, of course; our common sense and life experience has [Read More...]

Evangelicalism is Not Declining: A Response to John Dickerson’s NYT Essay

A young evangelical pastor named John Dickerson just released a head turner of an essay in the New York Times, with the Wall Street Journal America’s paper of record. Wielder of a sharp pen and possessor of a passionate heart, Dickerson is senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Prescott, Arizona. He is a graduate of [Read More...]


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