Russell D. Moore has outdone himself here. Though the title may be off-putting to some (most?), his “Can the Religious Right be Saved?” Erasmus Lecture given on October 27, 2016, is well worth your time. Do yourself a favor and set aside your prejudices about terms and expressions like “religious”Continue Reading

Issues around gender roles in the home, the church, and the world have become secondary themes for most American evangelicals, largely due to the cultural, political, and social blitz around same-sex behavior and gender identity issues. Nevertheless, gender roles remain critically relevant for Christians all over the globe and NeitherContinue Reading


Timothy C. Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary has a series of brief posts that provide important insights from the late Pope John Paul II and his Theology of the Body. Each entry from Tennent prompts serious reflection about how we conceive of our material presence here on this earth. Below areContinue Reading

The Rev. Dr. John Yates III (rector at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Raleigh, NC) completed a 3-week series that I’ve had the opportunity to attend and have throughly enjoyed each week. His discussion on the issues around the sexualization of our culture has been thoughtful, careful, and insightful. I heartily recommendContinue Reading

My review of Christianity and Religious Diversity: Clarifying Christian Commitments in a Globalizing Age by Harold Netland was first published in Philosophia Christi (17:1 [Summer 2015]), a peer-reviewed journal by the Evangelical Philosophical Society, and is offered here, with minor modifications, for a wider readership. I’m especially grateful to Dr. Craig J. Hazen for requestingContinue Reading

TGC (The Gospel Coalition) hosts a brief essay by Darrell Bock on “6 common but mistaken claims” about same-sex marriage. One argument against same-sex marriage is  the utility of heterosexual marriages in bearing children. However, he admits there are weaknesses in this line of reasoning against same-sex marriage (e.g., heterosexual couples who can notContinue Reading

Mutual caring for another. Consistent promotion of the other’s flourishing. Sympathy for and action taken on behalf of another. Creating value in rather than recognizing the value of another. Self-disclosure from the safety of suspended judgement. Influence upon another’s outlook. Strengths are met with courage and weaknesses are met withContinue Reading

My last post was on marriage, divorce, and remarriage so I’ll continue in that vein and address the number one issue on everyone’s radar. Sexuality. I’ve purposefully not posted on this topic because a) I’m still formulating my thinking and b) there is so much ugliness and lack of civility inContinue Reading