Theology

Firmly Stated Questions

The above video of poet Taylor Mali provides a bit of social commentary on an interesting social phenomenon: Certainty has become somewhat unhip. Perhaps this is a symptom of one generation’s subtle rejection of a particular kind of dogmatism that they saw growing up. Perhaps it’s a sign of a Read more…

Theology

On the Discussion of Hell

Several weeks ago the Christian community became quite stirred when a pastor named Rob Bell released the below video questioning whether Ghandi is in hell. Drama has swirled over the last several weeks in certain circles of evangelicalism. A number of pastors have spoken out against Bell as as unorthodox, Read more…

Theology

Duke Lectures from N.T. Wright

Back in October, Duke Divinity School hosted N.T. Wright for their Pastors’ School.  He gave two lectures while he was there.  He did not really say anything that I have not heard or read from him before—yes, I’m a nerd—but he presents it in an extraordinarily accessible way. Gray Lecture, 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…

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…