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November 18, 2018
An Open Letter to Brian Zahnd: On Full Participation in the Church
Dear Brian, I cannot overstate the positive impact you’ve had on my life. I’m so...
June 19, 2018
In the Beginning Was Love
In the beginning was Love. Love was with God, and Love was God, for God...
April 12, 2018
Hell & Mr. Pearson (A Review of Come Sunday)
Come Sunday starts off with a familiar scenario. Our main character is seated on a...
December 14, 2017
The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT Distilled (with Danny Prada)
My friend Danny Prada, lead pastor of HeartWay Church, has distilled the points of WHEAT...
June 27, 2017
The Invisible Man and His Shadow (An Allegory)
There once was an invisible man. Though no one could see this man, they could...
June 06, 2017
Transformative Love (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Salvation—theosis—is the process of being transformed by God’s love into his image. We can’t “lose”...
May 30, 2017
Absolute Grace (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
The God revealed in Jesus is one of kenosis, which means that he cannot violate...
May 25, 2017
Exhaustive Reconciliation (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
God does not demand payment for sins, for he truly does forgive us. And he...
May 21, 2017
Human Solidarity (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Jesus accomplished our salvation by uniting his divine nature with our human nature, and he...
May 18, 2017
Wounded Children (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
“Depravity” is not only a pessimistic view of the state of humanity, but also a...
May 16, 2017
The God Jesus Reveals (The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT)
Jesus is the Word of God. Any picture of God that runs counter to the...
May 11, 2017
A Clarification on DAISY, Plus a Few Other Acronyms
I’ve had multiple Arminians explain that they don’t approve of the DAISY acronym. Here are...
May 09, 2017
The Beautiful Gospel of WHEAT (Not TULIP, DAISY, or ROSES)
It’s time for a new acronym—a counter-narrative to the Calvinistic gospel of TULIP, as well...
May 02, 2017
In Due Time God Revealed His Word (RTT)
God’s perfect self-revelation is found only in Jesus Christ and the message he taught. To...
April 14, 2017
What Did Jesus’ Death Accomplish? (Here’s the Best Explanation I’ve Heard)
It’s Good Friday, and the church is contemplating the death of Christ. Why did he...
March 06, 2017
Mirror Bible by Francois du Toit (Book Review)
January 23, 2017
12 Famous Quotes These Christian Leaders Never Said
I frequently see these quotes make the rounds on social media. They’re mostly great sentiments,...
January 11, 2017
No Marriage in the Resurrection? Here’s What Jesus Really Said
A certain discussion between Jesus and the Sadducees has led to a widespread belief among...
December 04, 2016
Jesus Showed Us! by Brad Jersak (Book Review)
A little over a year ago, I reviewed Brad Jersak’s A More Christlike God: A...
July 05, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 4: Confronting the Clobber Passages
This is the fourth and final post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of...
July 01, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 3: It All Comes Down to Love
This is the third post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of LGBTQ relationships...
June 29, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 2: The Biblical Case for Marriage
This is the second post in a series arguing for the legitimacy of LGBTQ relationships...
June 27, 2016
A Gay-Affirming Christian, Part 1: Entering the Conversation
My wife and I recently celebrated our fourth anniversary. These past four and a half...
April 27, 2016
Interview with Jeremy Myers, Author of The Atonement of God
I’ve long enjoyed discussions and debates with my friend Jeremy Myers on his blog and...
April 12, 2016
No, Denying Inerrancy Does Not Make One a Marcionite
If I had a nickel for every time I’ve witnessed an inerrantist accuse someone of...
December 07, 2015
On the Athanasian Theology of Wesley’s Incarnation Hymn
It’s that time of year again. We’re once more officially allowed to sing about our...
December 03, 2015
How to (Actually) Spot a Theological Liberal
I came across this comic from Adam4d.com. Cute. But not exactly accurate. So I fixed...
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