January 24, 2023

Yes, it's possible to affirm penal substitutionary atonement but not the logic that most PSA advocates use to support the theory. Here's how. Read more

January 17, 2023

I’m excited to announce the creation and launch of three different online courses! Which one most appeals to you? Read more

January 10, 2023

In the Bible, stripping can indicate either honor or shame. That's not entirely a clickbait claim. You’ll soon see why. Read more

January 3, 2023

People are shamed because they are different in ways that society finds unacceptable. But Thailand has a way of honoring the disabled Read more

December 27, 2022

Want some fun news and a big life update? I’ve accepted an offer from Frontier Ventures to serve as their Marketing Manager. Read more

December 20, 2022

“What is your theology of support raising?” Ugh. Why did my friend have to ask that question? I'm a theologian, right? He was asking whether I internalized my theology Read more

December 13, 2022

I had no idea that support raising can evoke so much shame in people, me included. Therefore, this post is part confession, part testimonial. Read more

December 6, 2022

We tend to start with a limited set of atonement theories and overlook the more fundamental elements that are common to each theory. When discussing the Bible’s teaching on atonement, we “lose at the starting line.” Read more

November 29, 2022

In The Cross in Context: Reconsidering Biblical Metaphors for Atonement, I divide the chapters into three major parts.[1] The Contexts of Biblical Atonement Section one has five chapters. The first chapter explains why all atonement theories are contextualized. We are often ignorant of the role that context plays in shaping our theories of atonement. Our cultural context narrows the focus and scope of our theological questions. Because of our historical situation, we might ask too much of our theories. These... Read more

November 22, 2022

Today is finally here! After years of labor, The Cross in Context: Reconsidering Biblical Metaphors for Atonement is officially published!! (This is the second book that I’ve released this fall. Seeking God’s Face was published in September.) As a way of introducing the book to you, it’s fitting that I post an adapted excerpt from the Introduction. Please share the news with others! Three Goals of This Book The Cross in Context has three interconnected purposes.[1] First, it attempts to guard... Read more

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