May 31, 2022

When I wrote the post explaining why I left the SBC and IMB, I intended to leave it there. But then the president of the IMB called my boss. Read more

May 24, 2022

While people debate 1 Corinthians 11, all agree that honor and shame play a critical role in its interpretation. Peppiatt says the key is recognizing Paul's rhetorical strategy when defending the status of women. Read more

May 17, 2022

In 1 Corinthians 11, Paul doesn't rebuke the women. He seeks to protect their honor by allowing them to wear veils that cover their hair. Read more

May 10, 2022

Missions is always a cooperative partnership. Which means the solution to dependency isn’t independence. It’s interdependence. Read more

May 3, 2022

Paul is worried about the quality of his ministry. This concern trumps the modern fixation among missionaries for rapidity and numbers. Read more

April 26, 2022

But Elliot Clark reminds us of a fundamental motive that underlies all of Paul’s work yet routinely gets overlooked. Any idea what it is? Read more

April 19, 2022

How do you explain to a non-believer regarding the restoring honor through shame who went through such shame or a bad past in his/her life? Read more

April 11, 2022

Last year, we launched a new podcast Doing Theology. Thinking Mission. And it was super well received! We are grateful for all the kind feedback. Guess what–– we now have another season recorded and ready to go! This past week, we dropped the first episode.... Read more

April 5, 2022

How long will it be before I can say I’m an evangelical without adding some qualifying phrase? The word “evangelical” now has varied meanings in different crowds. Previous generations joked that an evangelical was anyone who liked Billy Graham. By that definition, Paul was certainly no evangelical. So, if I assert “Paul was an evangelical, then he got saved,” I’d better explain myself. And, no, the title is not entirely clickbait. Let’s start by explaining our terms. What is an... Read more

March 29, 2022

As Christians, the question is not whether we will play but which game we will join. The problem is not that we play status games but that we don’t play in a Christ-like manner. Read more

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