Category Archives: practical theology

COVID-19, Anti-intellectualism, and Faith

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased … Continue reading

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An Ash Wednesday Message

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A Trustworthy Word, Pt 5

Sunday, October 6th, 2019.   Sources: Luke Timothy Johnson. The First and Second Letters to Timothy (AB). New Haven: Yale, 2001. William D. Mounce. Pastoral Epistles (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2000. Philip H. Towner. The Letters to Timothy and Titus (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006. Robert … Continue reading

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A Trustworthy Word, Pt 4

Sunday, September 29th, 2019.   Sources: Luke Timothy Johnson. The First and Second Letters to Timothy (AB). New Haven: Yale, 2001. Ally Kateusz. Mary and Early Christian Women: Hidden Leadership. Cham: Palgrave McMillan, 2019. Craig S. Keener, Paul, Women & Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry … Continue reading

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A Trustworthy Word, Pt. 2

Sunday, September 8th, 2019   Sources: Luke Timothy Johnson. The First and Second Letters to Timothy (AB). New Haven: Yale, 2001. William D. Mounce. Pastoral Epistles (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2000. Stanley E. Porter. The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought, and Letters. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable

Sunday, August 4th, 2019. “Uncomfortable, Pt. 1: Lamentations” (Lamentations 1:1-10)   Sources: Dianne Bergant. Lamentations (AOTC). Nashville: Abingdon, 2003. Adele Berlin. Lamentations (OTL). Louisville: WJK, 2004. Mark J. Boda. A Severe Mercy: Sin and Its Remedy in the Old Testament. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2009. Walter … Continue reading

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A (Sort of) Book Review: Ever Ancient, Ever New

Winfield Bevins. Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. I was incredibly excited about this one. Sometimes when you look at a book you think “this was written just for me”. That’s … Continue reading

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Fall Sermon Series

The Pastoral Epistles (1 & 2 Timothy and Titus) have not featured much in my preaching. I can’t say specifically why. Perhaps it’s because of the difficult issues with critical scholarship, alleged pseudonymity (i.e., much of scholarship in the late … Continue reading

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Clothed with Christ

  Sources: F.F. Bruce. The Epistle to the Galatians (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. David A. deSilva. The Letter to the Galatians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018. James D.G. Dunn. The Epistle to the Galatians (BNTC). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1993. Gordon D. Fee. Galatians (Pentecostal Commentary … Continue reading

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A Living Hope

  Sources: M. Eugene Boring. 1 Peter (ANTC). Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999. Peter H. Davids. The First Epistle of Peter (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990. Lewis R. Donelson. I & II Peter and Jude (NTL). Louisville: WJK, 2010. Roy E. Gane. Leviticus, Numbers (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, … Continue reading

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