September 19, 2023

Here are four key implications from ministry of understanding the differences between dignity cultures, honor cultures, and face cultures. Read more

September 12, 2023

We speak of honor-shame cultures but reality is more nuanced. Let's distinguish three distinct cultural logics: dignity, honor, and face. Read more

September 5, 2023

In a contemporary religious landscape marked by complexity and division, some conservative evangelicals have embarked on a unique trajectory of interpreting Christian faith and practice, transforming a myriad of matters into “essential” theological issues. This curious trend, akin to a “theological trojan horse,” often goes unnoticed. Yet its implications on the unity and diversity within the Christian community cannot be overstated. Is Everything “Essential”? Among the leading figures in this realm is Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological... Read more

August 29, 2023

It is commonly taught that cowardice is a sin and worthy of hεll. This teaching likely comes from Revelation 21:8... Read more

August 22, 2023

Christians have long taught that humans have a “sin nature.” Countless people debate about precisely what that means. However you explain it, Romans 7 does not focus on it, contrary to popular teaching. The Flesh is Not Sin Nature As I previously noted, Romans 7 is routinely used in ways that evoke and cast shame on people. One reason for this concerns the way that Bibles sometimes translate sarx, the Greek word for “flesh.” The NIV takes much interpretive liberty... Read more

August 15, 2023

Life’s most treasured moments often manifest unexpectedly, weaving their way into our lives when we dare to embrace vulnerability. In this post, let’s delve into the concept of “vulnerable joy” and examine its significance for marriage, the local church, and Christian ministry. This phrase struck me one morning while praying. It’s worth reflecting on its meaning and application for marriage, the local church, and Christian ministry. By understanding how vulnerability and joy are interlinked, we can unlock their true essence.... Read more

August 8, 2023

Ironically, numerous missionaries minimize the importance of learning the local language at a high level. They settle for very basic conversation skills that enable them merely to rehearse canned gospel presentations.... Read more

August 2, 2023

This video answers Aubrey Sequeira's 3 questions to me concerning my view of the atonement as presented in The Cross in Context. Read more

August 1, 2023

Aubrey Sequeira spent significant time critiquing me and my book The Cross in Context. In this post, I provide my response. Read more

July 25, 2023

What is the meaning of "my truth"? And what are its implications in shaping individual perspectives and communicating the biblical message? Read more

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