I Kissed Deconstruction Goodbye

Joshua Harris got me dumped in college. Kind of. Harris had written a book in 1997 called "I Kissed Dating Goodbye." This was the apex of weird 1990s evangelical purity culture. Honestly, I don't find a lot that is objectionable about fostering a culture of holiness and purity - it certainly beats the alternative which … Continue reading I Kissed Deconstruction Goodbye

Baseball Exists. Therefore, God Exists.

One of my favorite arguments for God's existence comes from philosopher Peter Kreeft. It is his "argument from Bach." The music of Bach exists.This proves that there is a God.You either get this or you don't. Basically, Kreeft is making an aesthetic argument for God. There are certain things about the beauty of music like … Continue reading Baseball Exists. Therefore, God Exists.

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

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

sabbatical

A quick update. As many of you know, Ozark Christian College has generously offered me a sabbatical from this June to December. I have several personal and professional goals for the sabbatical, but I have two primary purposes. First, the sabbatical will allow me the time and space to finish my dissertation. My intent is … Continue reading sabbatical

if only there were some evidence

the inconvenience of awe Magna opera Domini exquisita in omnes voluntates ejus. This is the Latin inscription that was placed in the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge in 1871. It is a quote from Psalm 111. "Great are the works of the Lord, sought out by all who take pleasure therein." It was in this famous … Continue reading if only there were some evidence

on preaching and choirs

I hadn't planned on doing this, but I am earnestly committed to avoiding work at the moment, so I decided to take a little time and respond to some constructive criticism I've received from my last post. Also, because I'm currently on a bit of a well needed hiatus from Twittering I've decided to respond … Continue reading on preaching and choirs