Thoughts from the Quarantine: COVID-19 and the Hope of the Gospel

As COVID-19 continues to sweep through parts of the globe, a viral video was released today featuring a montage of celebrities singing the lyrics to the famous John Lennon song, "Imagine," which sings: "Imagine there's no heaven/ It's easy if you try/ No hell below us/ Above us only sky." Notably (and somewhat predictably), the … Continue reading Thoughts from the Quarantine: COVID-19 and the Hope of the Gospel

Who Is Carrying the Evangelical Torch? (A Survey, Synthesis, and Analysis of the Complex Evangelical Landscape)

The death of Billy Graham in 2018 signaled a sort of passing of the old guard for evangelicalism. Graham was the last surviving member of a small group of Christians that helped trailblaze the modern evangelical movement in the mid-20th century, along with Carly Henry, Harold Ockenga, Kenneth Kantzer and others. With his departure, it … Continue reading Who Is Carrying the Evangelical Torch? (A Survey, Synthesis, and Analysis of the Complex Evangelical Landscape)

The “United Methodists” Are No Longer United

What's Going On? Yesterday, the United Methodist Church made headlines by announcing that a taskforce of both conservative and liberal factions within the UMC have reached a settlement to part ways, with a new theologically conservative denomination branching off. For the past several years, the country's largest mainline denomination and second-largest Protestant denomination (second only … Continue reading The “United Methodists” Are No Longer United

The Both/And of Christian Witness (Part II)

This past Christmas, popular conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey revisted an old debate on her Twitter page, retorting: “Does the person claiming Jesus was a poor refugee also believe Jesus is the Way, the Truth & the Life and that no one comes to the Father except through Him? Do they hold the Word of God … Continue reading The Both/And of Christian Witness (Part II)

2 prayers to meditate on as we approach the New Year’s

As we approach the New Year (2020), I thought I'd share two prayers to meditate and contemplate on. The first one is a written prayer (known as a "collect") from the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican tradition, originally written for the observance of Christmas Day. (The prayers of the BCP have been passed … Continue reading 2 prayers to meditate on as we approach the New Year’s

The Both/And of Christian Witness (Part I)

This Christmas, popular conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey (known as "The Conservative Millennial") resurrected an old debate on her Twitter page, rhetorting: "Does the person claiming Jesus was a poor refugee also believe Jesus is the Way, the Truth & the Life and that no one comes to the Father except through Him? Do they … Continue reading The Both/And of Christian Witness (Part I)

Today in Theology (November 13, 2019)

Hello, faithful readers and fellow "confessing millennials"! I'll be starting a new "segment" on my blog called "Today in Theology," in which I explore various theological topics. To me, this is the logical outgrowth of my desire to be a resource for Christian millennials (and others) that are serious about their faith. As a primer, … Continue reading Today in Theology (November 13, 2019)

On Kanye West’s Conversion: A Confessing Millennial Perspective

There are some things that a Christian blogger feels almost obligated to comment on. The story revolving around Kanye West's conversion and his subsequent album entitled "Jesus is King" is one of them. And there are no doubt people out there wondering what a self-professed "confessing millennial" has to say about the matter. Luckily, plenty … Continue reading On Kanye West’s Conversion: A Confessing Millennial Perspective

Three Responses to David Bentley Hart (and one pseudo-response)

David Bentley Hart ("DBH") has created quite a stir in the Christian world with the publication of his new book, That All Shall Be Saved, in which he argues quite passionately for a version of Christian universalism. Hart has espoused this idea for quite some time, but he has been more vocal and up front … Continue reading Three Responses to David Bentley Hart (and one pseudo-response)

Word and Sacrament: A Friendly Response to Skye Jethani

It's not every day that I find myself in disagreement with Skye Jethani. I unfortunately don't have the pleasure of knowing him personally, but I always value his opinion on things and respect what he has to say about any given subject topic. So consider this blog post an exercise in friendly critique. A few … Continue reading Word and Sacrament: A Friendly Response to Skye Jethani