May 22, 2019

What if we read Romans with “Eastern eyes”? Ask yourself, “What would we see?”This short video considers that question. Read more

May 15, 2019

When I began reading Scott Moreau’s Contextualizing the Faith: A Holistic Approach, I immediately wanted to let everyone know about it. He is a well-recognized expert on contextualization. I recently interviewed Scott and today I share with you his responses. Read more

May 8, 2019

Some people have expressed their doubt about China’s recent initiative to “Sinicize” Christianity. They suspect the plan is simply propaganda, empty threats or show. After all, haven’t we seen similar programs rolled out in the past? We’ve been there, done that. Or have we? I suggest there are at least seven ways that this current plan to Sinicize Christianity represents more than mere saber rattling. For my previous assessment of China’s Sinicization plan, click here. Seven Reasons China Seems Serious… Read more

May 1, 2019

We can’t read everything. That’s why journals offer book reviews. The recent issue of Themelios contains seven reviews covering a wide range of subjects. Read more

April 24, 2019

IVP will release Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes in less than a month. Over the next few weeks, I’ll introduce parts of the book to you. I’m grateful that several noteworthy people have already endorsed the book. E. Randolph Richards was kind enough to write the foreword. Read more

April 17, 2019

The vindication of God’s glory through Christ has significant implications for Christ’s followers. In this post, I briefly explore four ways that believers are called to glorify God through Christ in Paul’s narrative. Read more

April 11, 2019

Contextualization involves more than sound theological doctrine or effective ministry strategies. One area of contextualization that is rarely discussed is songwriting. This is one reason publication of a new article on the subject is especially significant. (By the way, the article is likely the first of its kind.) Read more

April 10, 2019

One of the main themes, if not the primary motif in biblical theology, is the glory of God. In the following, I briefly highlight the narrative structure of glory as seen through Paul’s eyes. Read more

April 3, 2019

You’ve heard that China is creating a social credit system. This is the system where the Chinese government ranks people based on whether they conform to dictated social norms. In this video, Antonio Hmaidi, a Ph.D. candidate in East Asian Economics discusses the impact what Chinese social credit system and its potential influence on China. Unlike many overviews we find on the web, she provides detailed background and analysis. She points out that over 70 pilot programs are currently running,… Read more

April 2, 2019

Have you seen the most recent issue of China Source Quarterly (CSQ)? I think you’ll like what you find. For those who don’t know, CSQ is a journal that covers various happenings in China. The March issue provides a survey of CSQ’s most popular issues and articles. Read more

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