Social Justice and Evangelicalism

A Better Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel Last month's intramural debate among evangelicals revolving around social justice seems to have died down for the time being. But it's relevance has not. Have no doubt that the conversation will continue to play an important role in the American church for the years to come. … Continue reading Social Justice and Evangelicalism

Taking Back Social Justice

Whose Social Justice? This past month, a bomb was dropped in the evangelical world as the growing support for 'social justice' among evangelicals was met with some inevitable pushback from within. One of the strongest voices of dissent was John MacArthur, a man I deeply respect, and who has been influential to me. I had … Continue reading Taking Back Social Justice

Was Thanos Right? (Warning: SPOILERS)

In the new film, Avengers: Infinity War, the main villain Thanos seeks the coveted Infinity Stones, which would give him the power to wipe out half of the entire universe's population with a snap of his fingers. His reasoning? Overpopulation. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the universe is accelerating towards overpopulation, which is consuming all … Continue reading Was Thanos Right? (Warning: SPOILERS)

Chick-fil-A and Culture

"Welcome to New York" In the Netflix sitcom "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", landlady Lillian recoils in horror at the "gentrification" of her beloved, run-down New York City. Similarly, promotional commercials for "The Last O.G." feature Tracy Morgan's character screaming incredulously, "What happened to Brooklyn?!?!". But in a recent real-life episode itself deserving of sitcom status, journalist … Continue reading Chick-fil-A and Culture

A Biblical Understanding of the Environment

"Earth Day" as a Confessing Millennial This year, Earth Day also falls on a Sunday, or what many Christians regard as the "Lord's Day".  This happenstance gives me a somewhat unique opportunity to comment on a perceived tension out there. Though many Christians throughout the world follow a liturgical calendar (especially in the weeks surrounding … Continue reading A Biblical Understanding of the Environment

To Be My Brother’s Keeper

A Changing Landscape The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination has sparked a lot of discussion regarding the state of race relations in the United States. But this is particularly true among Christians. A few days ago, popular black pastor Thabiti Anyabwile posted a controversial article on the Christian website … Continue reading To Be My Brother’s Keeper

The Death of God

It hasn't been that long since I last posted, but I'd be remiss if as a Christian blogger I didn't write something for Holy Week!! In the mid-19th century, German existentialist/nihilist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously declared "God is dead!". It wasn't a statement of ontology or about God's literal death--simply an aphorism for the supposed … Continue reading The Death of God

God Cares About Theology (and the Church Should Too)

A.W. Tozer once wrote, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” He wasn't far off. As Christians, our conception of God shapes the way we live, as well as how we reach out to other people. The discipline of theology is designed specifically to help us with … Continue reading God Cares About Theology (and the Church Should Too)