Quick Thoughts on “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry”

I was introduced to the agrarian world of the writer, Wendell Berry, in my intro to philosophy class in college. I have been an avid reader of Berry ever since. His novels, essays, and poetry, have been a rich source of comfort, hope, and rebuke in my life. There is something to Berry’s writing that … More Quick Thoughts on “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry”

The Character of God’s Rule

Will Trump allow waterboarding? “We’re going to have a president who will never say what we’ll never do,” says Gov. Mike Pence. pic.twitter.com/GuFaQPXM8q — Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 20, 2016 The controversial nature of president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign and the tone of his leadership have provoked me to do some thinking about the nature of … More The Character of God’s Rule

A Prayer for the Times

The recent weeks of political turmoil and civil unrest have brought to mind a prayer written by one of my favorite Old Testament scholars, Walter Brueggemann. I think he penetrates our current time with a stunningly accurate diagnosis of our culture (both Christian and non). I hope you’ll find Dr. Brueggemann’s words as comforting and … More A Prayer for the Times

The Grammar of Scripture

Much can and should be said of the violent rhetoric surrounding this campaign season. Liberal and conservative, news media and social media, public and private conversations, have all been saturated with unfair caricatures, incendiary comments, half-truths, dismissive assertions and triumphant shaming of whichever camp one is set against. And the worst part is much is … More The Grammar of Scripture

Midwives of New-Creation

Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:14b-15 I’ve always struggled with how the logic of God’s Kingdom works. Where is it explicitly? How does one experience it? How “much” of it is actually here? And most practically… … More Midwives of New-Creation

“The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life” – A Short Review

I’ve been meaning to get back to blogging on a regular basis. As it turns out, I write semi-regularly for my seminary’s blog: http://www.TalkingPointsGR.com. I just wrote this piece for an upcoming post about a new book written by a faculty member at GRTS. So I thought I would re-post it here as a move … More “The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life” – A Short Review