On Going to Seminary

I graduated from seminary almost four years ago now. I still live in the city where my seminary is, and I even work full-time at the school. Because of this, I’m able to talk with a lot of current students and my fellow alumni. I’ve noticed some common threads that weave through these discussions and…

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…

Whitewashed

Let he who has ears hear: Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They…

The Defication of the World

So… 1. My car was robbed in my apartment complex parking lot Monday night. My front passenger side window was smashed in and my GPS stolen. 2. About two weeks ago, Edgar’s, a “men’s emporium,” opened on the Southern Seminary campus. It sells mid- to upper-range men’s suits, fountain pens, and haircuts in the guise…

On Communicating Truth

My roommate Marty has posted an excellent article called “‘The Truth,’ Communication, and the Intellectual Achilles’ Heel” for those of us academically/intellectually-oriented Christians who may need a dose of humility and reminder of our mission from time to time. There’s nothing wrong with studying the depths of Christian thought… but let’s not forget to preach…

Not so Literal Luther

My friend Bryan has posted an article entitled “Luther on Translation” featuring a couple of quotes by Martin Luther on not always translating the Bible literally. To those here (particularly at SBTS) who have such a heavy respect of Luther, these passages should be a signal to lay off some of the criticism of the…

Exciting Updates

Some things coming up that are gathering a bit of excitement from me: I am very excited that I will get to write an example church liturgy as a project for my Biblical Theology of Worship class. I plan on doing a special occasion (Christmas, Easter, or wedding, probably). This is going to end up…

More Musings at Starbucks

I think there’s a James Taylor song on the P.A. right now. I can’t be sure. His voice has changed since he has gotten older. The music here at Starbucks is different lately. I’m not sure, but they must have someone new in charge of putting together their playlists. At any rate, yes, I’m here…