Raising a Biblical Theologian

My work with teenagers has convinced me that one of the main reasons teenagers are not excited by the gospel is that they do not think they need it. Many parents have successfully raised self-righteous little Pharisees. When they look at themselves, they do not see a sinner in desperate need, so they are not…

Toward a Theology of Laughter

Have you ever wanted to laugh so hard in front of others but you held back because you were afraid of what they’d think of you? I’m ashamed to say I have. I’m not talking about laughing at somebody in a trite way to embarrass or expose them. I’m not talking about laughing at crude…

Thoughts on Mission and Halloween

Here are some perspectives on Halloween from Christians: On Mission This Halloween – Jeff Vanderstelt What does a Christian need to know about Halloween? – James Harleman What are your thoughts on Halloween? – John Piper Sent into the Harvest: Halloween on Mission – David Mathis

Happy Birthday to My Wife

Today is my wife’s 24th birthday. I love you Carly!  If the Lord wills, I will spend many, many more birthdays with you, and that, my love, is very thrilling to me. (Speaking of my wife, she just posted an incredible talk on her blog called “Life’s Too Short to Just Admire.”  She gave the…

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Andrew Reiners of Lincoln for winning the recent giving for The Mysterious Islands. Stay tuned for more giveaways.  I have lots of movies to give away!