The Isles | Rivers of Change

As I walked along the banks of the River Liffey on the last day of my journey, I think all the energy of the ancient cities I had visited––London, Oxford, and Dublin––began to course their way into me.

Dear Billy

What you will be rememberd for most… is not your influence on major figures of the 20th Century, but on the common person for the Kingdom of God.

Politics, Compassion, and Understanding

The political season is once again upon us and, unfortunately, it’s unavoidable. Our internet feeds and news programs inundate us with the latest poison rhetoric from the candidates–the loudest ones, at least. We finally reach November and are so sick of the whole mess of it that we vote for the “lesser of two evils”…

Preaching Through Pain

I preached my grandfather’s funeral this past weekend. I was simultaneously saddened by the loss of my grandfather and relieved that his long battle with multiple ailments was over and that he is, to the best of my discernment, now with the Lord. I have been told multiple times that a preacher should not officiate…

Apocryphal Fun

It was announced this week that Mel Gibson is set to produce and possibly direct a film based on the story of the apocryphal books of 1st and 2nd Maccabees. Despite some of his remarks and personal problems in recent years, Gibson remains one of the few directors I would trust to maintain the epic…

So Where am I?

I have been very quiet here and at Image of Truth as of late.  Honestly, the majority of the semester had me in a mental fog, and my mood matched the relative lack of lucidity that I was feeling.  Frankly, the burnout I have felt with seminary the past year has been a great stumbling…

A Change of Seasons

There have recently been several unseasonably cool days for an August in Louisville. The breeze has brought about even the slightest scent of autumn’s approach. A few stray dry leaves have even found their way onto my balcony. While the official beginning of autumn is still almost a month away, one cannot escape noticing that…

The Coming Evangelical Rebirth

Evangelical Christianity, as we know it, is collapsing, but perhaps this is not a bad thing. Michael Spencer’s heralding piece “The Coming Evangelical Collapse,” (published in the Christian Science Monitor) has gained widespread recognition over the past couple of weeks in its announcement that “We are on the verge – within 10 years – of…

Ehrman vs. Colbert

Bart Ehrman recently appeared on the Colbert Report. Unbeknown to some, Stephen Colbert is a committed Catholic Christian and actually defends the Bible in the way he knows best… his wit. This is thoughtful and hilarious. Disclaimer: not for the prudish. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Bart Ehrman colbertnation.com Colbert Report…