Social Justice from the Left and the Right

Within the Church (broadly speaking) there are two groups of people. Not everyone in the Church fits into one of these groups. In fact, many people in the Church are a little weirded out by these two groups. This is largely because the people in these two groups tend to be agitators. They stir things … Continue reading Social Justice from the Left and the Right

Sex at the End of the World

In Huxley's dystopian novel, Brave New World, sex has been completely removed from any traditional constraints. Sex literally has nothing to do with procreation or love. In fact, these things are seen as dangerous, backward, and uncivilized. Sex must be love-less, child-less, and meaning-less. Children are taught to experiment from a very young age in … Continue reading Sex at the End of the World

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

when ethos becomes pathos, or when carl lentz met austin powers

Is it possible to be too sexy for ministry? Did I get your attention? I've got to confess. I never heard the name Carl Lentz before this past week. I guess I'm just not up-to-speed with evangelical celebrity. If you want, or need, and update, you can read this short Vanity Fair article. (The irony … Continue reading when ethos becomes pathos, or when carl lentz met austin powers

turning coitus into koinos

First a story. Tara and I went on a cruise about a year ago. Anyone who has ever been on a cruise will tell you that there are a few things that are never in short supply on the boat: buffets, drunks, drunks at buffets, and mediocre entertainment. While on this cruise, one of the … Continue reading turning coitus into koinos

chapter 3: aphrodite reports

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Is there anything in existence that so captivates and intoxicates the imagination and the passions as love and war? War, the taker of life and love, the giver - both in their way requiring sacrifice and the obliteration of self. And in this we see the greatest difference between one generation … Continue reading chapter 3: aphrodite reports