I am excited to share with you a new project for 2015 and beyond. Today, you can head over to Amazon and pick up an eBook or paperback copy of 30 Days of Devotions: From the Sermons of Andrew Fuller. I put together this devotional to introduce folks to pastor-theologian Andrew Fuller and to provide an edifying resource that will grow the reader’s love for God and the gospel. Never read any of Andrew Fuller’s sermons? Why not start with this 30 day devotional containing excerpts from Fuller’s sermons? I think you will love it. Also, be on the lookout for future volumes in the 30 Days of Devotions series. Continue reading Exciting News and Projects for 2015
2014 has been a year of the ordinary. The ordinariness of life has been a challenge this year. Work, school, diapers, night-night-rocking, and the daily tasks of being a working seminarian dad have been, too often, all I could see in front of me. The ordinariness of life has shamefully been blocking my eyes from the majesty and glory of the eternal God of the universe and his daily works. And isn’t this just how the evil one would have it?
C. S. Lewis touches on this in his Screwtape Letters. The quote below comes from the first letter from Uncle Screwtape. Continue reading Screwtape: The Faith Killing Power of the Ordinary
C. S. Lewis addresses homosexuality and the Christian life in a letter dated May 14, 1954. Continue reading C. S. Lewis on Homosexuality and the Christian Life
Maybe we are doing it wrong. Francis Schaeffer gives evangelicals something to consider in his Death in the City. Continue reading Reformation and Revival, not Reformation or Revival
I love reading. I love books. I love information. So, working in a library is a dream job for me.
One of my tasks at SEBTS’s Library is stewarding social media and providing interesting and helpful content to our seminary community. This means I often find great books and quotes on reading and other library related topics. The quote below is from The Pocket University: The Guide to Reading (9-10). Continue reading On Reading: Friends and Enemies
“What is Jesus going to think when you get to heaven and have all those tattoos?”
This is what Nicki asked me during a band practice break in Boulder, Colorado. Nicki was our mandolin player and a Cornell educated mountain woman. I was a newly converted 20-something struggling to find my place in a band that was playing dozens of shows in bars around Colorado. I chuckled at Nicki’s question and replied, “Jesus isn’t concerned about my tattoos. I am totally accepted because he lived and died for me.” Continue reading Shame, Guilt, and Tattoos in the Pulpits and Pews