'Til Unhappy Do We Part

My good friend Travis McSherley, the editor of Breakpoint.org (a ministry of Prison Fellowship), wrote a good article contrasting happiness and joy in the context of marriage. Says Travis, …Happiness and joy are not really the same, though they are clearly...

Young, Restless, Reformed

I just finished reading Collin Hansen’s Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists. In it, Collin gives a good (albeit brief) overview of the contemporary wave of Reformed and Calvinistic theology resurfacing within North...

Text + Context

Last February, I had the opportunity to attend The Resurgence 2008 Conference, Text+Context. It as easily one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. There are some excellent teachings, particularly for you aspiring pastors and church planters. If you...

Art & God (3)

This is a brief response to Matt’s previous post. I hope it provides some historical/cultural background to the issue of art in the church. I think there are several reasons why the Christian culture seems to have an inordinate amount of guilt with regards to...

For the Love

I have the humble privilege to oversee a small gathering of young adults called 724. I usually try to bring in more qualified pastors and teachers than myself, but last night I took the opportunity to teach on The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God, which is a book...