"If the church fails to apply the central truth of Christianity to social problems correctly, someone else will do so incorrectly.” Carl F.H. Henry

A Brief Post about a Brief Twitter Break

From December 20–January 1, I took a break from Twitter. That is a big deal for me personally. I rely on Twitter for my news, interacting with peers, and generally staying abreast of important trends and ideas informing my line of work. For good and bad, my job is one that requires active attentiveness to... Read More

Preaching on LGBT Issues

On March 19, I kicked off a sermon series at my church, Redemption City Church, called “Sex Matters.” This series is our brief attempt at helping Christians understand God’s plan for sex and sexuality. Titled “Sex Matters: Why Our Bodies Matter to God,” I preached specifically about what the Bible teaches about homosexuality and gender... Read More

“Secular Religion” and the Impossibility of Religious Liberty

Over the weekend, Andrew Sullivan wrote an essay comparing the progressive intellectual movement known as “Intersectionalism” to a type of secularized religion. That’s curious, because Sullivan defines the movement not only by its ritual and liturgical practices, but, in my own summary, in its willingness to function as an agent of absolute judgment against dissent... Read More

On Disagreeing with The Benedict Option

I’m no stranger to The Benedict Option (hereafter, “BenOp”). I have been participating online and in other venues about the relative strengths and weaknesses of Dreher’s proposal for awhile, so I like to think of myself as someone well versed in all things BenOp. And, to be candid as a reviewer, I don’t arrive at this... Read More