Doubting Well

Seems like I've been talking about doubt a lot lately. Whether it's being asked to respond to the latest exvangelical publicly denouncing their faith on TikTok or friends asking me to intervene with a loved one who is asking difficult questions about God, doubt - and our response to it - has been on my … Continue reading Doubting Well

A Short Note on Why You Should Get Vaccinated

I know that many of you are hesitant to get the COVID vaccine, and I get it. I understand your hesitancy. You’ve been called selfish, mouth-breathing rednecks by the same people who want you to get vaccinated. I know it’s not true. These are the kinds of arguments that people make who aren’t really interested … Continue reading A Short Note on Why You Should Get Vaccinated

life on mars

Did you see the stunning pictures of Mars sent from the rover Perseverance? It was amazing to see in high definition pictures from the surface of another planet. It was, however, more of a technological wonder than an aesthetic wonder. The innovation needed to make the pictures possible was a lot more impressive than the … Continue reading life on mars

grief, love, and hope

Like many of you, our family has enjoyed watching Wandavision on Disney+. It's quirky and weird and mostly good. Without getting into the specific details of the show, there was one particular line in the last episode that has resonated deeply with many people. What is grief if not love persevering? Coming from Paul Bettany, … Continue reading grief, love, and hope

deconstructing the god of sexual identity

What follows is the manuscript of a sermon delivered in Ozark Christian College's chapel on 2/25/2021. I feel some conflict this morning. It is a strange thing to be asked to preach about a god you no longer believe in. I’m not sure I ever actually believed in this god. There was a time I … Continue reading deconstructing the god of sexual identity

the throne and the throng: the end of christian celebrity

Most of you who read this blog know that I am a part of the Ozark Christian College community as a professor and administrator. It is a community that I love. It is a community that I am fiercely protective of. I believe in our mission to train men and women for Christian service, and … Continue reading the throne and the throng: the end of christian celebrity

twitter doesn’t get a vote

If you haven't read Bari Weiss' letter of resignation from the New York Times, I won't at all be offended if you forgot about this post in order to read her blistering manifesto. In case you don’t know the context. Weiss was a centrist columnist at the NYT. After months of internal hostility and abuse … Continue reading twitter doesn’t get a vote

festivals of atonement

In G.K. Chesterton's poem The Ballad of the White Horse he describes the scene when Viking hordes invaded and nearly conquered England. Our towns were shaken of tall kings with scarlet beards like blood:The world turned empty where they trod,They took the kindly cross of God and cut it up for wood. The Vikings didn't … Continue reading festivals of atonement

aliens attack the capitol

On New Year's Eve I was at a small party with good friends. We were playing games, talking, laughing, eating all kinds of unhealthy foods. As it got close to midnight, someone said that we should turn on the TV. It's weird isn't it? The television has been granted the authority to tell us when … Continue reading aliens attack the capitol