Category Theology

A Flicker of Light in the Dark of Night

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined. . . . For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, […]

Moore v. Trump – Evangelicals’ Ongoing Existential Crisis

Up front, I would like to observe that I am not intimately familiar with the following situation, and so any reflections based on what information I have should be understood as based on publicly-available information. That being said, regardless of what may be true behind-the-scenes, I still feel the points made herein are valid regardless […]

“Repent and Believe in the Good News”

On a long trip in the car recently, I was scrolling through my mp3 player (for the record, I’m still the proud owner of a Zune after all these years) and I stumbled across an old N.T. Wright sermon I had uploaded on there, probably a decade ago by now. Deciding to listen again (having […]

A Christmas Prayer

The last finals of the semester are now in the rearview mirror, the Christmas holiday is just days away, and the world seems to be on fire, as it always does in the age of 24/7 news and endless connectivity. In lieu of all the various law-related posts that have been percolating over the last […]

Excerpts from Sen. Sasse’s Speech to the Federalist Society

Senator Ben Sasse delivered an excellent speech at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention. Here are some of my favorite quotes.

The Righteousness of God Through the Faith of Jesus Christ

While sitting next to my brother in church this past Sunday morning (I still make it every now and again, especially when visiting family), I noticed his Bible was opened to a passage once quite familiar to me; to wit, the first few chapters of Paul’s letter to the Romans, and particularly the tail end of […]

Waiting for (the) Politico*

As a teenager, I was very involved in my church youth group. Pursuant to that, I attended more than my fair share of special events, music festivals, revivals, retreats, camps, etc. Among the countless sermons I heard at these events, one recurring theme harped on over and over again was that humans have a “God-shaped […]

Acher

A person without good deeds, who nevertheless learns much Torah, is like a horse without a bridle which throws off its rider.   – Elisha ben Abuya, aka, Acher http://www.davidhalperin.net/jewish-faust-heretic-rabbi-the-strange-case-of-elisha-ben-abuya/