May 17, 2021

Saying complementarianism only “indirectly” relates to the gospel doesn’t mean you communicate that idea. One reason for the venom spewed by many complementarians is how evangelical leaders address the topic Read more

May 11, 2021

The recent issue of ChinaSource Quarterly reflects on women’s contribution to the Chinese church. This post offers potential background and context. Read more

May 4, 2021

Over the past number of years, incivility has destroyed friendships. It has divided families and weakened churches. It undermines our ability to testify to the gospel around the world. Read more

April 27, 2021

In America, “Don’t label me!” is the constant refrain. Outside of the West (especially North America), people are far more comfortable with such labels. Read more

April 22, 2021

The most recent issue of Themelios (April 2021) contains an article and several book reviews that I think will interest readers of this site. Read more

April 20, 2021

Winsome Conviction opens with a provocative statement: “there are times when the best way to preserve Christian unity is by parting ways.” This requires an explanation. Read more

April 13, 2021

Without understanding how to disagree well, the church will never have unity, just mere conformity. Without civility amid differing convictions, the church need not worry about “the world” because it will become its own worst enemy. When it comes to ministry, we will struggle to find solutions to ongoing problems because we remain unteachable. Read more

April 6, 2021

When I first heard about Barr’s The Making of Biblical Womanhood, I wasn’t interested in reading it. I was so wrongheaded. This book is all about biblical interpretation. Read more

March 30, 2021

This week, I led a webinar with China Source where I explain distinctive features of Confucian shame and its appearance in Christian thinking. Read more

March 23, 2021

Te-li Lai says “In essence, the goal of Paul’s shaming refutation is Christic formation.” This claim raises several questions concerning the interconnection between honor, shame, and Christian character. Today, I simply offer a few practical applications stemming from what’s been said. Read more

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