An Anchor in the Information Age

It happens more often than I’d like to admit. In the quiet stillness of the early morning, my ambition is to read the Bible. But I’ll frequently spend those opportune moments scanning through tweets, posts, and Internet articles instead of probing the depths of God’s Word. Endless Information I’ve noticed that when my reading consists … Continue reading An Anchor in the Information Age

How to Start Reading the Bible

Reading the Bible can be intimidating.  It's a big book, with lots of contributors, written a long time ago, and with many levels of meaning.  With so much to consider the hardest part of reading the Bible may simply be getting started. A Seminarian Struggles to Read the Bible I remember a season in my life when … Continue reading How to Start Reading the Bible

Why Christians Should Care about New Literacy Standards

While many people object to the Common Core standards in part or in whole, Christians should favor any educational reform that pushes higher reading standards. The Common Core State Standards attempt to wrangle the diverse education standards of each state into a "common core" of learning outcomes for every student in the nation.  According to … Continue reading Why Christians Should Care about New Literacy Standards

I Believe…

I write this post on a Sunday.  A day God instructs Christians to set aside for worship.  After a blissful, post-church nap I started thinking about why I do what I do.Why Do I Do What I Do?Why do I set aside a full day to go to church, Sunday School, and contemplate the goodness … Continue reading I Believe…

The Aseity of God: God is God All by Himself

The old folks used to say, "God is God all by Himself."  In theological language these saints are describing God's aseity. I don't generally like to use theological jargon outside of the classroom, but the word "aseity" got me excited.  I first heard of the term while studying systematic theology in seminary.  Immediately I latched … Continue reading The Aseity of God: God is God All by Himself