Tag: Culture

American Christians vote for Emperor Constantine [Course Reverie]

This last week our class had an extended conversation about the negative or positive benefits of Emperor Constantine becoming extremely supportive of Christianity in the Roman Empire. The question at play always becomes, “Should Christians […]

American Secular Prophets: Why Christians Must Listen to Comedians [Common Thought]

My favorite escapes in life are short internet videos and podcasts. Back in August, it seemed a number of videos and a podcast in my world converged on the topic of comedy. Add to this […]

Christian Persecution & Persecution in America [Course Reverie]

This week our course focused on the ten persecutions against Christians by the Roman government throughout the first three centuries. Often it is stated Christians need to calm down with their ideas of grand persecution […]

Beginning with History & Identity [Course Reverie]

This last week began classes at Northern Seminary, and the class for my MANT cohort this fall quarter is over the first half of Christianity’s history. Dr. Nassif, our teacher, will place a strong emphasis […]

How to be an Angry Prophet [Sermon]

Good morning. Thank you again for having me come to teach. I was very excited to get invited by Barb to preach not just this week but next week as well. An excitement that was […]

Vincent J. Donovan’s “Christianity Rediscovered”

There are things we have learned from our culture’s place in history that will be disrupted, dismantled, even condemned by the gospel. Other parts of our culture and history will be purified and refined, and in these things we will realize God was always leading us to King Jesus even though we couldn’t have known it before the gospel.