May 3, 2021

After nearly six years at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, I am taking a position at Grace Bible Theological Seminary in Conway, Arkansas. I will be the Provost and Research Professor of Theology at GBTS, serving this seminary led by President Jeff Johnson. Jeff’s robust theological ministry, personal humility and godly character, and love for Christ’s church is what initially drew me to the school. I am overjoyed about working with him and several brothers to build a sound seminary in… Read more

March 8, 2021

Give honor to whom honor is due… –Romans 13:7 You know men—but what makes them who they are? Here’s an important part of the answer: they are the same man in private that they are in public. Integrity is not part of us; integrity (or lack thereof) is us. We are not private men part of the time, and public men part of the time. In terms of Christian manhood, and Christian leadership, we are just one man. The private… Read more

December 4, 2020

All the conversations over wokeness, Critical Race Theory, and intersectionality really boil down to this: is America “systemically unjust”? In this article, I’ll address this very difficult question, one that is causing great confusion in American society but especially in the Christian church. Many are asking good and needed questions about this term and the thinking behind it; some wholeheartedly affirm it, some hesitantly affirm it, some sense inherent tensions within it (rightly), some reject it wholesale. In what follows,… Read more

October 15, 2020

In yesterday’s post, I tackled two good questions I’ve gotten in response to my “Christianity & Wokeness” lectures (and this video excerpt from the first lecture). I addressed 1) what wokeness is and 2) who should be disciplined for teaching wokeness. Today, I want to address a third good question that many are asking: how do I determine what wokeness is not? I front-loaded this question in my talks, addressing it in the first part of the first lecture. I… Read more

October 14, 2020

Recently, I gave a series of lectures about “wokeness.” These lectures occasioned many responses on social media. Some responses showed a lack of familiarity with the actual content I delivered, which is always surprising. After all, my talks were not driven by ad hominem name-calling, but rather a real intellectual respect for the proponents of wokeness. Though I am no perfect speaker (I do entirely too many hand-motions, for starters), I did not burn their system down with a hashtag;… Read more

June 8, 2020

(Author’s note: I have taken the opportunity to collect my four posts about CRT into one in order to make the whole series readable.) Part One | Critical Race Theory: Is it Christian? First Principles (Part 1) In recent years, a serious discussion has taken place around the subject of race. Various events in American public life have prompted and informed dimensions of this discussion, including some events that have shocked and saddened many. Thankfully, within Christian circles, many believers seem… Read more

February 26, 2020

In a recent piece on polyamory, Preston Sprinkle and Branson Parler make the argument that there are “good things” in polyamorous interest. In their handling, the desire for community, togetherness, and romance can drive us into polyamorous practice, which Sprinkle and Parler technically call wrong. This is not a new form of argumentation. We’ve seen this argument in the debate over “gay Christianity,” for example. Some of what draws people to homosexual identity and practice, we hear, is positive—the desire… Read more

February 24, 2020

Last week I observed on Twitter that men today are undisciplined in various ways. Here’s what I wrote: Men today are often soft, weak, passive, unprotective. But physical discipline is key for men. Hear Paul: “I batter my body and make it my slave” (1 Cor 9:27). Manhood shaped and powered by the gospel of grace is protective, sharp, watchful. The man who is willfully soft physically is often soft spiritually. Some folks on social media seemed to take this… Read more

January 28, 2020

My comments in this post build off of parts one, two, and three. We dive back into our interaction with CRT in order to understand three final problems with this system.  Fifth, CRT destabilizes truth, making it narratival rather than absolute. We see the postmodern dimension of CRT here. While CRT advocates embrace standpoint epistemology and thus honor absolute truth conceptually, CRT emphasizes that our access to social location will shape our handling of truth (I’m citing conversation with Neil… Read more

January 28, 2020

My comments in this post build off of parts one, two, and three. We dive back into our interaction with CRT in order to understand three final problems with this system. Fifth, CRT destabilizes truth, making it narratival rather than absolute. We see the postmodern dimension of CRT here. CRT emphasizes “my truth,” which when possessed by an unprivileged person becomes a weaponized tool of cultural change. Postmodernity, we recognize, is not actually “soft” truth, though; it is actually “hard”… Read more




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