A brief review of “Living and Active” by Telford Work (ch. 1)

Telford Work’s Living and Active: Scripture in the Economy of Salvation  is a constructive, systematic work of immense breadth that is rarely seen today. Work has sought to construct a theology of Scripture founded upon the Trinity in an effort to avoid the personalism of liberal bibliology and the vapidity of a perceived static Fundamentalism. Central to … More A brief review of “Living and Active” by Telford Work (ch. 1)

Summer Reading

  After a challenging semester of reading in various areas of discipline, including systematic theology, preaching, and western history ranging from the French Revolution to Postmodernity, I decided to take a two week break from rigorous academic reading. In those two weeks I limited my reading to sermon preparation and a couple of books on leadership. … More Summer Reading

The Wise Thief

“The Wise Thief didst Thou make worthy of Paradise, in a single moment, O Lord. By the wood of thy Cross illumine me as well, and save me.” From the Eastern Orthodox hymn “The Wise Thief” sung in celebration of Holy Friday. The story of the thief on the cross (Luke 23:39-43) is often used … More The Wise Thief

Redefining Marriage and the Christian Witness

Though it was written before the recent court decisions, Houston Baptist University’s Summer 2013 edition of The City contains a helpful article to aid Christians in the conversation of homosexual marriage. Ryan Anderson writes in “Twelve Theses on Redefining Marriage” that there are “three crucial questions” that must be asked: “What is marriage, why does … More Redefining Marriage and the Christian Witness

The horror of Kermit Gosnell and the value of children

The beautiful baby that captures your heart as he or she sleeps in a crib could be traded in for a brand new shiny Ferrari, to paraphrase Sam Hananel of the Huffington Post. Are you willing to make the deal? Probably not. The government reported in 2012 that, for children born in that year, it … More The horror of Kermit Gosnell and the value of children