What Aspiring Pastors Can Learn From Eugene Peterson

The past year has not been a gentle one for influential Christian leaders. Last summer, Muslim-turned-Christian apologist Nabeel Quereshi succumbed to stage IV stomach cancer at the young age of 34, leaving behind his wife and daughter. Just months later, famous theologian and teacher R.C. Sproul died of respiratory difficulties at the age of 78. … Continue reading What Aspiring Pastors Can Learn From Eugene Peterson

Review: “American Gospel”

After months of anticipation from the confessional Christian community, the documentary "American Gospel: Christ Alone" was finally released last Friday  (October 19, 2018). My wife and I had the pleasure of streaming it for our  Friday "date night"--complete with popcorn, comfy sweat pants, living room couch, and all. The editing was sharp (though in unfair … Continue reading Review: “American Gospel”

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