Variations on a Mizzou

Some ‘one-off’ reflections I’ve had over the past several days in relation to the protests and tensions at the University of Missouri and other campuses.  Consider John. John looks different than most of the other people that go to school with him. Sometimes John gets yelled at and people say hateful things about him and to him … More Variations on a Mizzou

The Divine Marriage

(This is an excursus from my previously begun series on gender and ministry, it is related to the whole and I will draw upon what follows in those future posts) The relationship between Christ and the Church is a Biblical trope that is often referenced, but rarely appreciated in all its depth. It has been … More The Divine Marriage

Searching for Mordecai: Gender and the Pulpit, Part 1

Searching for Mordecai This is a post about women and Church ministry. This is Part 1 in a series that I have prepared with tremendous research, and much prayer. This is my apologetic for my conviction that women can, should, and are desperately needed to fulfill every type of ministry role in the Church. I … More Searching for Mordecai: Gender and the Pulpit, Part 1

Patriotism: Do I Live in Israel or Egypt?

As we approach Independence Day, I’m torn by many competing narratives about America. I’m thankful for the security and freedoms we enjoy. I’m sobered by the suffering that many in our country have endured. I’m torn by the way that one’s picture of America differs greatly based on one’s skin color. You can see this in … More Patriotism: Do I Live in Israel or Egypt?

Egalitarians, Complementarians, and Other Things That Bore Me

Voter turnout was exceptionally low this recent election. There are many explanations for this. But I think many have rightly noted a serious level of apathy among the voting populace, as probably the major contributor. From whence comes this apathy? I’m inclined to say a significant culprit is the current meaningless of political discourse. Our … More Egalitarians, Complementarians, and Other Things That Bore Me