Ian Paul’s essay, “Why is the Ascension of Jesus the most important event in the New Testament?” deserves a close reading. It brilliantly captures the thrust of Jesus’s consummate ministry focus and provides some needed corrections to mistaken ‘end times’ and ‘second coming’ theology that is, sadly, persist in manyContinue Reading

I just finished reading Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung‘s Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies. Although it’s been on my shelf for a couple years, this book is so widely referenced that I decided to make time and give it a read. And I’m gladContinue Reading

Over the years I’ve read much of Eleonore Stump’s writing and have a tremendous amount of admiration for her work. She is one of the premier philosophers and theologians of the Thomistic tradition and is highly acclaimed across the academic world of philosophical theology. Wandering in Darkness was not only significantlyContinue Reading

Over the years I have been exposed to different kinds of pastoring. One is a practical side that is typically less rigorous academically, while another shows diligent academic interests with only some application. As a result of these disparate models, a series of questions have come up around the roleContinue Reading