The Gay Spring

2013 saw incredible change in the legislative landscape of the United States with respect to marriage--a gay spring, if you will--that sharply divided the country along regional lines. Across the South and Central United States voters protected the traditional understanding of marriage as between a man and a woman and refused to extend that the … Continue reading The Gay Spring

Are there really two marriages? (Part Two)

In his brief anthology of blog posts entitled, There are Two Marriages: A Manifesto on Marriage (2011), Tony Jones argues that the church ought to seek the strict separation of what he calls “legal marriage” and “sacramental marriage.” A result of this change would be the removal of much of the church’s resistance to same sex marriage.

You cannot have mission without discipleship

As we engage in mission, it is critical that our minds and hearts be connected God through a life of vital piety.

Five reasons the church should care about the arts

The evangelical church must make significant progress in valuing and embracing the arts. This is the case both because the arts are inherently valuable (they're valuable because of what they are as well as what they do) and because the arts play a critical role in the formation of culture.

Your guide to pastoral facial hair…

  Facebook is a treasure trove of graphics, many of them pretty crappy. However, this little gem stands out! It's masterful--I can think of at least one person I currently know who approximates each of these, except perhaps the angry whiskers. Which one's your favorite?