Culture

Calendar Juxtaposition

Alright… the vocabulary word of the day: juxtapose. juxtapose |ˈjəkstəˌpōz| (v.) – to place or deal with close together for contrasting effect A juxtaposition, then, is a combination of two contrasting things for an effect.  Juxtapositions can be found endlessly in art, fashion, architecture, and literature—especially poetry and good stories. Read more…

Theology

Revelation Lecture // Video

I know many of you having been losing sleep the last few weeks with no updates.  School has been keeping my busy, and this silly blog just doesn’t get updated. Here’s what I’m sure you’ve been dying for: a lecture by N.T. Wright on the book of Revelation titled Revelation and Read more…

Theology

Hell Videos

Below is a video called “The Fire” which has been posted on Facebook a year ago under the label of “Strive Videos.” I have really wrestled with whether to comment on this because I do not want to come across as overly negative or critical.  I’ve (obviously) decided to pull Read more…

Sermon

Ezekiel Sermon Series

Yesterday I finished my three-week series on the book of Ezekiel at Mosaic.  It was definitely a privilege to be able to preach while Kris was out of town, and the experience taught me a great deal. I have a tendency to be exceedingly (and unhealthily) self-critical, but I am content with Read more…

Theology

New Perspective on Paul

I recently finished reading a book by John Piper entitled, The Future of Justification: A Response to N.T. Wright. This comes on the heels of finishing one of the books which Piper is responding to, namely What Saint Paul Really Said by N.T. Wright.  In the coming weeks I hope Read more…

Theology

“Resurrection” Video

The day before Easter, a pastor in Grand Rapids named Rob Bell released a video with a simple name: “Resurrection.”  Having preached on the cursing of the fig tree and the temple cleansing only a couple of weeks before, I had a new appreciation for the text which this video Read more…

Culture

Social Media

In the last few days, I have restarted this site, have finally sold my soul to Twitter (for the sake of this site), and have been reflecting on the ways which the internet and social media can be used for communication. I found this snippet from the good bishop Wright, Read more…

Sermon

Cursing Figs

After figuring out how to share audio with my last post, I decided to share another.  This is a sermon that I preached on March 21 at Mosaic.  As a church, we were exploring the key events of the life of Jesus as Easter approached.  In this sermon I try Read more…