Can Christians who hate Christian Nationalism vote against Trump? [Course Reverie]

This week’s class on Church and culture overviewed some basic ways that Christians have learned to interact with governing authorities. A large part of this conversation was guided by our reading of Christianity and Politics: […]

Resurrection Gives Meaning to the Embodied Life [Sermon]

I was given the opportunity, again, to preach at Marley Community Church here in Chicagoland last month. I was overjoyed to preach the gospel on a Sunday the congregation was partaking in the Eucharist. Our […]

Ecclesiastes: An Empty Life Full of Meaning [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: While the text of Ecclesiastes claims to be a text written by someone called the Preacher in most Bibles, who also is the son of David, king in Jerusalem, it would be best […]

Home-Church Disappointments [Course Reverie]

This last week the first Northern Seminary Master of Arts in New Testament cohort under Dr. Scot McKnight began our final year of class work together. During this final year many of us will be […]

Is Jesus in the Old Testament? [Course Reverie]

Last week’s Old Testament theology class was led into a deep conversation by some of the week’s readings. The conversation revolved around how Old Testament theology is primarily a Christian endeavor. Jews do not see […]

Sin Gave Jesus a Penis? [Course Reverie]

Our cohort has begun new class called “Old Testament Theology.” The readings have already been enjoyable, and I look forward to working through the relationship Christians have to the Old Testament. An interesting conversation was […]