From Paris with Hope: Reflections on Art and Reality

My wife and I have been travelling in Europe with friends, having stayed in Paris for four days, spent an entire day at the Louvre, followed the trails of Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne in the south of France, and admired the genius of Gaudí, Dalí, Miró, and the early Picasso in Barcelona. The trip […]

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Tattoos, Christian Liberty, and Redemptive History

We were blessed to have Dr. Alex Tseng recently contribute a thoughtful piece on Tobacco, Tattoos, and the Chinese Church which handled the concepts quite well. In this follow-up piece, I am hoping to proclaim a resounding yes and Amen to everything that Dr. Tseng said in that piece while also attempting to focus in […]

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“We Need to be Practical” – Some reflections on Business.

Once or twice a semester I pick up a non-theological book – sometimes fiction (from novels like Orwell’s 1984 or Albert Camus’s the Plague) and sometimes non-fiction (Biographies, treatises on other subjects, collected essays of authors, or the like). This time I thought it would be fun to pick up a book on work efficiency: ReWork. A New York […]

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“Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts” A Response

This is a guest post by David Park, a philosophy graduate of Rutgers University and a Masters of Divinity Student at Westminster Theological Seminary.  The New York Times recently released an opinion piece by Justin McBrayer which sharply diagnoses the trend of current K-12 education in America. He writes that it raises students who enter […]

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On ISIS: What Era Would I like to Live In?

Everyone’s got an idealised time period in their minds. In theological scholarship, I find Reformed people often referring back to the period of high Reformed scholasticism – an appeal to said period was often seen to be sufficient to justify a particular theological claim. “Prof. So and So says this, but the Reformed in the […]

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Mythbusters: The Church created the Bible (Part 2)

Part one of this post, leaves the question of, what was it about these documents that separated them from others unanswered. Why was it these books and not those so called lost Gospels? Well, to answer that question, we have to look at what has come to be known as the “criteria” of canonicity. I […]

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Mythbusters: The Church created the Bible (part 1)

Ok, so, the History channel quite regularly has these specials about the “lost” books of the Bible. You’ve probably seen them or heard of them. There are a TON of them. They usually come on right before Ancient Aliens and right after Finding Bigfoot or something, but that’s neither here nor there. So Archeologists have found […]

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Mark Driscoll and the Precedent for Polity

If you have been paying attention at all to the evangelical world in the past 24 hours or so you will probably know that the board of directors for the Acts 29 church planting network has removed Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill, the church he pastors, from their network. You can read the statement made […]

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The (Not So) Great Debate: Revisiting Ken Ham Vs. Bill Nye

In February of this year a debate was held between Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and Bill Nye “the science guy” of early 90’s television fame. This debate was no small spectacle with nearly 800 thousand people tuning in to the livestream of the debate and an additional three million views on Youtube. The […]

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