2021-09-13: Anyone have a favorite Git commands cheat sheet? Favorite Bash/Command Line cheat sheet? I’m …

2021-09-10: Book reviews should not be nearly as long as the book being reviewed.

2021-09-10: The Sermon on the Mount is the true knowledge of good and evil. In Genesis 1-3, Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command, grasping after the knowledge of good and …

2021-09-04: Chilly mornings are a gift from God.

2021-08-31: I once ate oatmeal 2-3 times a day for an entire year. 🥣

2021-08-30: What’s a good drip coffee maker for $100 or less? Don’t always feel like using my Chemex or …

2021-08-30: True Christian freedom is the freedom to lay one’s life down for the sake of others. Christ sets us …

2021-08-28: Excited to begin my coding bootcamp soon! I’m in Tech Elevator’s full-stack Java cohort.

2021-08-23: Internet! What’s the best ergonomic mouse (to help with wrist pain) for the money? Right now, …

2021-08-12: If you have an Apple Watch, do you like it? Is it worth the money? What do you use it for?

2021-08-12: Rats. My upcoming Tech Elevator 14-week coding boot camp will now be online vs. in-person. An …

2021-07-18: Christian musical worship in church should feel distinctly different from a concert. Christian …

2021-07-18: If you’re familiar with The Screwtape Letters, then “Dear Wormwood” by The Oh Hellos is such a …

2021-07-14: I’m looking for a good, short book to read on my Kindle while traveling on a short business trip. …

2021-07-05: What are the best books on mindfulness out there?

2021-07-03: Praise God, from whom all chilly mornings flow!

2021-06-30: Still looking for work.

2021-06-24: Genuinely curious: What are the best accurate explanations of Critical Race Theory that you’ve …

2021-06-04: I’m looking for a decent ergonomic keyboard and mouse that I can use with my 2016 MacBook Pro. Any …

2021-05-30: Gonna give this a try! The Kettlebell Mile www.strongfirst.com/the-kettl…

2021-05-21: I wrote up a brief version of my philosophy of ministry. Read it here: …

2021-05-12: Latest rough draft life plan: Move family to Pittsburgh by end of July. Do coding boot camp in …

2021-05-01: Very impressed by my 2yo daughter’s strength, courage, resilience, grit, etc…until she gets a runny …

2021-04-29: Any Micro.Bloggers out there do a coding boot camp? I’m planning to do Tech Elevator’s this summer. …

2021-04-27: What’s a good name for us “exvangelicals who don’t want to throw out the gospel baby with the …

2021-04-26: The knowledge of good and evil is something that is properly God’s that humans improperly seized and …

2021-04-26: Details matter, especially when it comes to discussing the Word of God! Don’t know just enough Bible …

2021-04-25: I’m looking for full-time work, church work, editorial work, or otherwise! My goal is to live …

2021-04-21: What programming books are worth reading in 2021? I’m trying to teach myself into a web …

2021-04-13: I want to learn how to become a web developer. I’m currently in the middle of learning HTML, …

2021-04-13: Are there any companies out there that actively seek out pastors/clergy to hire, to enable …

2021-04-12: Thoughts on Atom vs. Sublime Text vs. VS Code vs. ??

2021-04-11: I think I want to give birding a try. Any recommendations on a good pair of binoculars to start …

2021-04-10: ✏️Pencil sharpener question: what’s the best fix for a manual pencil sharpener (KUM long point, in …

2021-04-05: Why does the basketball game start so late tonight? What, do they think we’re all still college …

2021-04-05: I need some new work/study/focus music. Suggestions?

2021-03-22: Anyone use Ghost? Thoughts on how it stacks up vs Wordpress and Squarespace? I use Wordpress for my …

2021-03-06: “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris” are two of my favorite pieces of music.

2021-03-03: If you need to learn a research language (looking at you, German!!!), you should check out the …

2021-03-01: INTERNET! I could use your help: buttondown.email/joshuapst…

2021-02-28: Carpentry sounds fun 🪵🪚🔨✏️🗜🧰

2021-02-24: PSA: Learn what “sealioning” is. Don’t do it. Avoid sea lions online. …

2021-02-17: With my top strengths of Input, Intellection, Learner, Ideation, & Analytical, I’m tempted to …

2021-02-17: Are there any good books out there about feeling “ecclesiastically homeless”?

2021-02-08: Any recommendations for learning how to code with the goal of finding a job? I’ve started Treehouse …

2021-02-04: Just finished the CliftonStrengths Assessment: 1. Input 2. Intellection 3. Learner 4. Ideation 5. …

2021-02-03: Thoughts on the CliftonStrengths Assessment? Is the full version (vs just the Top 5) worth it?

2021-02-03: What’s your favorite personality test/framework? And what are your results? For DISC, I’m a C (then …

2021-01-19: A new day. A new sea shanty stuck in my head. 🎶⚓️🌊

2021-01-18: Any theologically-inclined lawyers out there willing to talk to me about what law school and being a …

2021-01-18: Can’t help but think that Jeremiah is a timely read for the church in the USA right now. (The ACNA …

2021-01-16: Church Wellerman: ”I remember back in 2019 / when week-by-week in church we’d meet / the Body and …

2021-01-14: Y’all, could we get like a YouTube channel, podcast, or something where all the techie micro.blog …

2021-01-14: Trying to gauge market viability for a theologically informed pen, paper, and book review …

2021-01-12: Honest question: has Donald Trump ever admitted responsibility for a mistake?

2021-01-12: Idea: The Sermon on the Mount = the true/proper knowledge of good and evil for humans.

2021-01-11: Brave words from Russell Moore: “If you read nothing else, read this: If you can defend this, …

2021-01-11: Conservatism can and should stay, but Trump and Trumpism have to go. For the good of the country and …

2021-01-10: I’m looking for work! Here’s my Indeed resume/profile: my.indeed.com/p/joshuas…

2021-01-10: Here’s a “condensed for clarity” version of my story: …

2021-01-09: So, on a scale of 1 to “toddler with a head cold,” how overwhelmed with life are you feeling today?

2021-01-08: Make Thoughts/Opinions Slightly More Difficult & Time-Consuming to Share Again!

2021-01-06: Yes, righteous anger is necessary on this side of the eschaton. And it shouldn’t be dismissed …

2021-01-03: I wouldn’t wish “living underneath toddlers” on my very worst enemy.

2021-01-02: I hit pause for a few weeks to catch my breath, but now I’m back at the hunt for a job! I’m looking …

2021-01-02: These attempts by Republicans to overturn the results of a legitimate election are simply shameful.

2021-01-01: You did it! You survived 2020! Congrats!

2020-12-31: Anyone else been spending wayyy too much time on Chess.com since watching The Queen’s Gambit?

2020-12-30: If the internet and the power grid went down, what are 3-5 books you’d really like to have on hand?

2020-12-30: It seems to me that “it seems to me that” is almost never worth writing at the beginning of a …

2020-12-30: Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. Joe Biden won.

2020-12-30: What’s the most pretentious thing you’ve ever done? I think I pronounced “Bonhoeffer” correctly …

2020-12-29: Some really good conversational advice here: www.nytimes.com/2020/11/1…

2020-12-28: Y’all, I REALLY want to love the reMarkable 2, but with spotty OCR, no full-text search, and no …

2020-12-25: “Come to earth to taste our sadness He whose glories knew no end By his life he brings us gladness …

2020-12-25: Do yourself a favor and listen to this short Christmas album by The Oh Hellos. It’s my favorite! …

2020-12-23: “O ye heights of heaven adore Him; Angel hosts, His praises sing; Powers, dominions, bow before Him, …

2020-12-22: What if we all just read “Resident Aliens” over Christmas break?

2020-12-18: Drinking some lapsang souchong tea with my 2yo. Happy Friday, y’all! ☕️

2020-12-18: OK, so I already think that Anglican proof-texting should be called “Prayer-Booking.” Any …

2020-12-16: You can take the Oxford comma out of my cold, hard, and dead hands.

2020-12-14: “Gather round, y’all, and let me tell you about our Faithful Elector, Jesus …

2020-12-14: Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election.

2020-12-12: All I want for Christmas is a version of “Savior of the Nations, Come” on Spotify that I don’t find …

2020-12-10: “I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and …

2020-12-10: Anyone interested in helping me build a version of www.lectionarypage.net for the ACNA 2019 BCP? I’d …

2020-12-09: Question: How good (or not) is Turretin? I’m asking because his Institutes are on sale for $54 …

2020-12-09: Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.

2020-12-09: I’m absolutely chuffed that the word “chuffed” exists. Every time they say it on …

2020-12-08: If you had to listen to just one song on repeat while working, what song would it be?

2020-12-08: I miss The Civil Wars.

2020-12-03: Will we stand up to the “soft totalitarianism” of fear? www.cardus.ca/comment/a…

2020-12-02: “God, why haven’t You torn the sky open yet?” …

2020-12-02: Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.

2020-11-30: “Call no one happy before his death; a man will be known through his children.” (Ecclesiasticus …

2020-11-28: Preaching this evening for the first time since Trinity Sunday in June! Prayers appreciated.

2020-11-25: Who else is preaching for Advent 1 this year?

2020-11-23: I’m tempted to just read Isaiah 64 and then say “amen” for my Advent …

2020-11-23: Honestly, I wish we sang “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and “Joy to the World” …

2020-11-17: I haven’t heard this many Greek letters since my first semester of biblical Greek in college! …

2020-11-17: Confession: I’m regularly surprised by how much some Anglicans hate, among other things: …

2020-11-15: Hey everyone! I’m actively looking for work and would appreciate your help! Whether it’s …

2020-11-15: Is it just me or has there been a drastic increase in the number of things that are seen as …

2020-11-15: Thoughts on Isaiah commentaries? I’ve got both of Motyer’s in Logos. Trying to decide whether or not …

2020-11-12: Dang. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so seen by a book review. …

2020-11-12: “Astoundingly 86% of the president’s voters regard Mr Biden’s victory as illegitimate. Mr Trump’s …

2020-11-11: We simply can’t let “true” mean “politically expedient” or “makes me and my tribe more powerful.”

2020-11-11: “Inconvenient” does not equal “fake” or “untrue.” There is no evidence of significant or widespread …

2020-11-11: What biblical/theological concepts do you think the church in the USA needs to re-learn from …

2020-11-09: Pro-life should entail pro-truth.

2020-11-07: I’m relieved that Trump lost, but there’s always plenty of work for the church in the USA to do, …

2020-11-06: In the midst of claims of “fake news” and “fake votes,” let’s all take the opportunity to examine a …

2020-11-04: Count all the votes. Obviously!

2020-11-04: Near perfect weather today, which was a nice counterbalance to (gestures broadly at the divided …

2020-11-03: “But he (my servant) will astonish many nations. Kings will be silenced because of him, …

2020-11-03: Regardless of the outcome of this election, I pray that the @AndCampaign’s tribe would …

2020-11-03: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” They will also be called a …

2020-11-02: I can’t concentrate on anything but the smoke when the world’s on fire. I must …

2020-11-02: Good stuff from Tim Dalrymple at CT. Like him, I’m also a part of the “Church Remnant.” I appreciate …

2020-11-02: Interesting data on the Republican Party’s recent shifts toward populism and illiberalism.

2020-11-01: I was ordained to the priesthood on November 2, 2019. As you can imagine, it’s been a very strange …

2020-11-01: Currently reading: Introducing Eastern Orthodox theology by Andrew Louth. Good stuff, so far! …

2020-11-01: I don’t know what this says about me, but chilly, dreary days are my favorite. I would take …

2020-10-31: Here is The Economist’s audit of the Trump presidency: www.economist.com/briefing/…

2020-10-29: Currently coveting: www.logos.com/product/1…

2020-10-29: The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Database hasn’t been able to keep up with Trump’s lies in recent …

2020-10-28: I’m so so tired of Trump and the “evangelical” Christian leaders who shill for him. I still have no …

2020-10-27: My PhD motivation is sinking like a stone. Clarity about the project/argument is as low as ever. …

2020-10-27: On a scale of 1 to 10, how good/helpful is Readwise?

2020-10-27: Y’ALL, ANNE BOGEL WROTE A BOOK FOR ME. Currently reading: Don’t Overthink It by Anne …

2020-10-26: The space bar stopped working on my Logitech K380 bluetooth keyboard. Just the space …

2020-10-26: Vote!

2020-10-23: The book of James, y’all! I just might bounce back and forth between James and Proverbs for the rest …

2020-10-23: I wonder if Psalm 127 was written, at least in part, for PhD students with young children!

2020-10-22: John Piper calls out destructive political idols in the USA This entire piece from John Piper is well worth your time. I found the following “Word to …

2020-10-21: Great stuff from Justin Giboney in this podcast episode. We Christians should be able to critique …

2020-10-20: Whenever I’m really honest with myself, quitting this PhD seems like the obvious right answer. And …

2020-10-20: Hey, if you are in the habit of “freewriting,” how do you archive your material? Physical notebooks? …

2020-10-18: “Freedom.” We keep using that word. I do not think it means what we think it means. A Christian is …

2020-10-17: What’s the best (and/or most expensive and elaborate) free birthday drink to get from Starbucks? 😄

2020-10-16: Is there a distinctly Anglican way of thinking about history? Should there be one?

2020-10-16: I’ve been getting more and more excited about Notion, and now I just heard about Roam… so …

2020-10-16: Baptizing our son next weekend! I’m excited, but also, if I’m honest, quite stressed out …

2020-10-16: Elisha was pretty terrifying, y’all. #dontmesswiththeprophets

2020-10-14: Fill out the 2020 census: 2020census.gov Also: VOTE!

2020-10-14: Confession: This might be due to my upbringing in “conservative evangelicalism”/fundamentalism, but …

2020-10-13: "You might expect me to be sympathetic to the anti-woke rhetoric..., but I'm not" From Mike Bird. “So you might expect me to be sympathetic to the anti-woke rhetoric of Durbin …

2020-10-12: Mind your media! Let’s not rely on sources like FOX or MSNBC, Breitbart or Jacobin, the …

2020-10-12: Wear a mask 😷

2020-10-12: Vote

2020-10-10: Look at that smile! 😊

2020-10-10: An illuminating vignette from The Economist. Lord, have mercy on our country.

2020-10-09: “It is perverse for one party in a democracy to shape its politics around suppressing the vote.” …

2020-10-07: TIL: Adolf Schlatter was a BOSS.

2020-10-07: Any good work out there on the various presuppositions behind the various ways of doing Anglican …

2020-10-07: Ha! Shots fired (by Martin Kuske)

2020-10-05: Vote

2020-10-05: Hey @marmanold: In German, if “Haltung” and “Verfassung” are being …

2020-10-01: If you use the phrase “classic BCP/Prayer Book,” to which specific BCP are you referring? 1662? …

2020-09-30: Do not let Donald Trump’s dishonest attempts to sow doubt and discord about the integrity of …

2020-09-30: Hey, Apple fans, help me out: Is there a best/worst time to buy Apple AirPods? I’ve got my …

2020-09-29: Everyone should vote. Do it as early and as safely as you can. 🇺🇸

2020-09-29: Recently came across my medical eval from spring 2017 before coming to Wheaton… I weighed …

2020-09-29: Semi-regular thought: “if I’m supposedly so smart, why am I getting this PhD, …

2020-09-29: When does the big micro.blog update release?

2020-09-26: I’m looking for an affordable green screen or other backdrop to use for Zoom and video recording. …

2020-09-26: Chilly weather is back this coming week! I know that snow will be here before we know it, but I’m so …

2020-09-24: A useful theological mental model: The theological map is not the divine territory.

2020-09-24: Is it fair to describe Bill Barr’s view of the executive power of the presidency in the USA as …

2020-09-23: Me: “Eva, look! I got a new book in the mail! What book do you think it is?” Eva (2yo): …

2020-09-21: If you’re looking for an easy-to-read introduction to Anglicanism, we (@AnglicanCompass) just …

2020-09-17: Anyone else eat their ice cream way too quickly because the melting stresses them out? Just me? I …

2020-09-17: Is Grudem still shilling for Trump? I’m curious just how much of his politics/ethics will show …

2020-09-16: Idea: We need fresh translations of Barth’s “Theological Existence To-day! (A Plea for …

2020-09-15: If you’re learning or reviewing biblical Greek or Hebrew, you should really take a look at …

2020-09-15: “By your words you will be justified/condemned” The Bible has quite a lot to say about how we speak (and I would argue it should also apply to what …

2020-09-14: More people should vote. And they should be able to do so safely and conveniently.

2020-09-14: Not gonna lie, I’m probably going to play up the murder hornets and play down the Zoom …

2020-09-12: Real talk: Anyone else with young children just feel exhausted and sad after Zoom church?

2020-09-12: Who else out there is reading @esaumccaulley’s ”Reading While Black” right now? Just curious! 📚📚📚

2020-09-12: Highly recommend @ayjay’s latest book, ”Breaking Bread with the Dead”! I just finished it last …

2020-09-12: Check out this new Daily Office app! It uses the 2019 Book of Common Prayer.

2020-09-11: Yet another reason to get off Facebook. This suggests that the most prominent news sources on …

2020-09-11: Hey internet: I’m trying to get better at book marketing. Any best practices and/or email …

2020-09-10: Anyone else wish that Baker & Logos would put the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of …

2020-09-10: Psalm 50 this morning 🔥🔥🔥

2020-09-10: I’m preaching on the First Sunday of Advent (Nov. 29). Usually, I would focus on the Gospel lesson …

2020-09-09: I’ve found it helpful to regularly familiarize myself with mental models, logical fallacies, …

2020-09-09: I started reading @ayjay’s new book, “Breaking Bread with the Dead,” last night. …

2020-09-09: Currently coveting one of these “Parson’s Essential” fountain pens from Italix.

2020-09-07: There’s a new The Oh Hellos album out! Boreas: open.spotify.com/track/2yG…

2020-09-07: Life is far too short to argue with most people on social media—especially with anonymous accounts.

2020-09-06: Book idea: “4 Anglican Views on Women’s Ordination” (No/Deaconesses; Deacons; …

2020-09-06: Anyone want to give me a lot of money so that I can make a ”Bible Project”-style ”Theology Project”? …

2020-09-04: If you’re looking for a better, less biased source for your news, you should give Knowhere …

2020-09-04: “This is pretty much the attitude I think Christians should take toward political parties, the …

2020-09-04: What are the best books or resources to learn more about the publishing industry these days? …

2020-09-04: Y’all. It is downright chilly this morning, and I could not be happier. #sweaterweather

2020-09-03: What could go wrong? 😂😅😐😭

2020-09-01: Alright, I’m giving Drafts another try for capturing text. Who are my Drafts enthusiasts out …

2020-08-31: The Wheaton College library is quarantining interlibrary loan materials for seven days before …

2020-08-30: So Knowhere News looks pretty interesting!

2020-08-28: Anyone have a PDF of this? “Verbum Externum: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Bethel Confession,” God Speaks to …

2020-08-27: Sorry to say that, despite being upgraded to a new platform on Alexander Street, the Digital Karl …

2020-08-26: What would make your top ten list of greatest theological works? I’m thinking on the level of the …

2020-08-26: Does Bonhoeffer speak about the “hierarchy of truths” elsewhere? “Barth was the first theologian—to his great and lasting credit—to begin the critique of religion, …

2020-08-25: On a scale of 1 to $172.19, how necessary and beneficial are NIDOTTE and NIDNTTE for teaching, …

2020-08-23: Is there any elegant way to tie Bear Notes and Notion together?

2020-08-23: What kind of Anglican are you? I’m “Indigo Middle Candle.”

2020-08-21: Today was the first time I head about Notion. Does anyone have thoughts on this productivity tool? …

2020-08-19: Still searching for a Logitech C920 webcam in stock! Got all the way to Best Buy’s checkout …

2020-08-19: I’m looking for a physical timer that’s not too loud to use for the Pomodoro technique. …

2020-08-19: Appeal to Nature: “Making the argument that because something is ‘natural’ it is …

2020-08-18: The Bible is a book about God. Donald Wood, describing Barth’s exegesis in The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth (p. 266): “The Bible …

2020-08-17: I miss The Civil Wars. If they got back together and made an album, 2020 wouldn’t be so bad. Lol. …

2020-08-16: “I’m not setting foot in your haunted plague box.” 😂 xkcd: COVID Risk Comfort Zone

2020-08-15: Tempting! Logos has the NIDOTTE and NIDNTTE bundle on sale for $170ish.

2020-08-14: Any thoughts on using LiquidText for research?

2020-08-14: It is better that more people vote, and that they are able to do so as safely as possible during a …

2020-08-13: John Webster: “One way of writing the history of modern theology would be to trace the sad fate of …

2020-08-13: “The fact that Jesus Christ died is more important than the fact that I will die. And the fact that …

2020-08-12: Testing out a IFTT cross-post from micro.blog to my new Facebook Page!

2020-08-12: Could RSS save our society from falling apart due to social-media-mediated information bubbles? …

2020-08-12: Alright, internet: Thoughts on Hey’s new approach to email? Worth $99/year?

2020-08-11: I’m very seriously considering applying for a (one-year) leave of absence from my Ph.D. …

2020-08-11: Any microbloggers use Blinkist?

2020-08-11: Down to 205lbs today (from 210lbs on 5 Aug). The Slow Carb Diet journey continues!

2020-08-11: I’ve really enjoyed my roasted whole bean coffee from I Have A Bean, a local roaster here in Wheaton …

2020-08-10: Anyone else hate reading a book with its dust jacket on?

2020-08-10: Ahem, when does the next season of Space Force come out?

2020-08-09: In this house, we believe in one God…

2020-08-09: Sobering. Will our “information bubbles” tear the USA apart? “In this post-mass-media era, sowing …

2020-08-08: The Economist takes a closer look at some of Trump’s linguistic quirks.

2020-08-08: Currently reading: The word of God and the word of man by Karl Barth 📚

2020-08-07: Bring Barmen back.

2020-08-06: The Economist takes a timely look at higher education in the midst of a pandemic. On my mind today …

2020-08-06: Anyone out there make it to the Candidate stage of their PhD program and then decide to call it …

2020-08-06: Trying to decide between my new Fisher Cap-O-Matic Space Pen and my hacked Zebra F-701 with Fisher …

2020-08-05: Alright, I weighed 210lbs this morning and I’d like to drop 20-25lbs. Going back on the Slow Carb …

2020-08-05: I’m looking for a decent, affordable coffee subscription service. Any recs? ☕️

2020-08-05: What’s the best print-on-demand solution for having custom merchandise (t-shirts, hats, mugs, etc.) …

2020-08-04: “God, if this is a dumb decision, would you please slam the door shut in my face?” …

2020-08-03: Don’t know why, but I’ve got “Gone” by Switchfoot stuck in my head.

2020-07-30: Retrieving all of my belongings from my carrel tomorrow thanks to an appointment with the Buswell …

2020-07-29: Good news here! Now, get off Breitbart!!

2020-07-29: I’ve lost track of how many times I wish Bonhoeffer had said more about a particular passage of …

2020-07-29: My regular prayer: “God, please give me (1) a breakthrough on my dissertation, so that I can …

2020-07-28: “Theological reading does not exist in contradistinction to a historically grounded approach …

2020-07-27: Thoughts on Setapp? setapp.com I’ve got my eye on it, because I’m interested in …

2020-07-23: I’ve got another German question about the following Bonhoeffer quote: “Eine große …

2020-07-23: Some of my most recent posts aren’t showing up consistently in micro.blog. Not sure what’s wrong!

2020-07-22: Hilfe! I've got another German question I’ve got another German question about the following Bonhoeffer quote: “Eine große …

2020-07-18: “Non-Stop” is the best song in Hamilton.

2020-07-07: What if Hamilton was able to write so much because he didn’t have 🎵”Hamilton”🎶 stuck in his head all …

2020-07-05: If you’re interested in a good large print reference Bible, I have really been enjoying this NIV …

2020-07-05: The Unofficial Racism Consultants to the White Evangelical World “White pastors aggressively …

2020-07-05: seths.blog/2020/07/i… “It might not be for you”

2020-07-04: Want to help buy me more books to use as a pastor-theologian and Managing Editor of Anglican …

2020-07-04: “You may have lost interest in the pandemic. It has not lost interest in you.”

2020-07-04: What’s the best overview of USA history you’ve read?

2020-07-04: 🎵“Why do you write like you’re running out of time?”🎶 lands in a, um, particularly stressful way as …

2020-07-02: Y’all: What’s the best webcam that’s in stock now? I’ve been waiting to get …

2020-07-01: It’s always disappointing when I get all excited for what the next free monthly book from Logos will …

2020-07-01: Alan Jacobs: “I believe that Twitter and Facebook have done unprecedented and unhealable damage to …

2020-07-01: Wear. A. Mask! 😷 True Christian freedom is for the benefit of others.

2020-06-29: Back in the saddle! My MacBook Pro is back from the shop with a new battery and it seems to be …

2020-06-27: Laptop battery died so I’m working on an iPad. WiFi is down at home, so I came into my (borrowed) …

2020-06-25: Has America’s Department of Justice Been Politicized? Sure sounds like it.

2020-06-24: I’ve been very impressed with The Economist and I plan to continue my subscription. Give it a look …

2020-06-24: “The homes we make will make us. Are we paying attention?” The Atmosphere - Breaking Ground

2020-06-24: “Silence is a space, and silence can be fertile. Without the patience to allow that seed of the Word …

2020-06-24: 3-5 days w/o my MacBook and $200 for a battery replacement. 😕 But I’m hoping that enables me to get …

2020-06-24: Just curious: How many other people out there think that, due to the content and comments, the …

2020-06-24: I just subscribed to Comment Magazine (@commentmag) because I believe in their important work! Check …

2020-06-24: "The Political Captivity of the Faithful" by Nathan Hatch This, from Nathan Hatch, is a very important article: The basic intellectual and cultural divide …

2020-06-24: Fellow Christians, let’s mind our media choices. If we only consume fear and anger, it’s …

2020-06-23: I’m really hoping that a battery replacement gets my MacBook Pro up and running again!!

2020-06-23: Welp, my MacBook Pro (2016) battery just gave up the ghost. Taking it in tomorrow to get it …

2020-06-21: “Jesus, come quickly. I need you for my Survival,” by NEEDTOBREATHE

2020-06-21: From a sad, angry man as our ruler; Good Lord, deliver us.

2020-06-20: I’d like to know how many people who deny the existence of systemic racism are happy to describe the …

2020-06-20: I’d like to know how many Christians who have a problem with using the phrase “black lives matter” …

2020-06-20: I’d like to delete my Facebook account again soon. And preferably Twitter as well, though that’s …

2020-06-20: Wait, does every Christian denomination have a particularly trashy and toxic Facebook group?

2020-06-19: When will uncritical, unquestioning Christian support of President Trump come to an end? Is there …

2020-06-19: Defending the Gospel Against Racism (Dr. Sydney Park, Beeson Divinity School) Powerful words from my seminary professor, Dr. Sydney Park. I’m proud to have been one of her …

2020-06-19: On Christians, Critical Race Theory, Marxism, and Justice I wish this post lived on a personal blog instead of Facebook, but these reflections from Kelly …

2020-06-18: Is there a Collect prayer for Juneteenth?

2020-06-18: We Christian leaders should be held accountable for what we say on social media.

2020-06-18: What are your favorite resources out there for increasing civic literacy?

2020-06-18: I’m new to this Cultural Marxism thing, y’all. When are we seizing the means of …

2020-06-18: We Christians shouldn’t compromise our convictions in exchange for Supreme Court justices. (Or …

2020-06-17: Where are you all buying your cool-looking, form-fitting facemasks from?

2020-06-17: David Brooks on the broken culture of policing: “Culture is invisible but all-determining. The …

2020-06-17: Alan Jacobs: “I often tell people that I want that to be on my tombstone: He dwelt with noxious …

2020-06-16: Where did this “every 500 years, the church undergoes a revolution” framework come from? …

2020-06-16: If you want more “clarity & charity” in the public sphere, these two books make a fantastic …

2020-06-16: Check out the BibleProject’s overview of Ephesians

2020-06-16: Check out the BibleProject’s overview of Galatians

2020-06-16: For us Christians in the USA, I think that St. Paul’s letters to the Ephesians and the Galatians …

2020-06-16: The Dunning-Kruger Effect: The more you know, the less confident you’re likely to be.

2020-06-15: Christians in the USA, what are your strongest critiques of the political party that you tend to …

2020-06-15: “It’s intellectually lazy to agree with Democrats or Republicans on every single issue. That’s a …

2020-06-15: “In general, if you can’t imagine how anyone could hold the view you are attacking, you probably …

2020-06-15: Who Really Cares about the Trinity in 2020? (001) A sermon preached for Trinity Sunday at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL on Saturday, June 6, …

2020-06-15: Good advice from Jon Jordan on how to stop loving your phone.

2020-06-15: Matthew Hoskin on how Richard Hooker can help us avoid cheap grace and works righteousness. …

2020-06-15: James R. Wood, “Spiritual Communion and Eucharistic Ecclesiology” – Covenant: “To best maintain the …

2020-06-15: Reactance: You’d rather do the opposite of what someone is trying to make you do.

2020-06-14: Hello World! Quick Test Hi there! This is just a quick test to make sure that my new microcast podcast works!

2020-06-14: I just upgraded my micro.blog to be able to host short podcast episodes. So, who wants to be on my …

2020-06-14: N.T. Wright on “Undermining Racism”: “Rejecting racism and embracing the diversity of Jesus’ family …

2020-06-14: Esau McCaulley: “Resurrection hope doesn’t remove the Christian from the struggle for justice. It …

2020-06-13: Best OT survey? Best NT survey? Go!

2020-06-13: Anyone have opinions on Wright and Bird’s “The New Testament in its World”? I’m already familiar …

2020-06-13: Confession: When I first came into the ACNA, I didn’t realize how divided it would be on women’s …

2020-06-12: Is anyone out there simultaneously acknowledging that (1) the label of “CRT” is often unfairly used …

2020-06-11: Current daydream: Quit my PhD ASAP. Spend most of my time working for Anglican Compass. Also work …

2020-06-11: June 19th is “Juneteenth.” Learn more here: Juneteenth - Wikipedia

2020-06-11: This “Seeing White” podcast is very informative. Listen here: podcasts.apple.com

2020-06-11: I didn’t know that the SBC had a relic! What’s next, icons? …

2020-06-11: This essay by Matthew Loftus is quite good. …

2020-06-07: It’s called “structural sin” (as opposed to “individual” or “personal” sin). Look it up. The Bible …

2020-06-07: READ MORE BOOKS! 📚

2020-06-07: Has anyone put together a list of mental models related to racism?

2020-06-06: Jesus doesn’t call us to take up our “rights.” He calls us to take up our crosses!

2020-06-05: What 1-3 books would you recommend to white Christians seeking to learn more about racism and how to …

2020-06-05: I’ve appreciated the quality and nuance of coverage coming from The Economist recently. “Police …

2020-06-04: On “fake news” and the conservative-liberals divide. (The analysis in the piece is much more nuanced …

2020-06-04: Frankly, FOX News and other orgs on the Right & Left are doing a more effective job of …

2020-06-04: Are those who deny the existence of “systemic” racism willing to speak systemically about any other …

2020-06-02: "The more the world is in apparent crisis, the less benefit you get from the news" Good advice on the news from Andy Crouch: > Here is a truth that is incredibly hard to put into …

2020-06-02: Which posture will the Church take? That of the Pharisee? Or the tax collector? (From Luke 18.)

2020-06-02: What’s your favorite Bible passage about what God does to wicked rulers?

2020-06-01: We’ve posted “A Letter to Fellow ACNA Clergy” over at Anglican Compass. It …

2020-06-01: "The Flames of Pentecost, a World on Fire, and the Hope of the Kingdom," by Esau McCaulley Does the gospel, the death and resurrection of the Messiah for our sins, have anything to do with …

2020-05-31: “I fear that White American Christians will one day have to answer for the idol they have created …

2020-05-31: ‘The best, most courteous response to any compliment then is this: “Thank you.”’ …

2020-05-31: “When you’re driving an armored vehicle down Main Street, civilians can begin to look like …

2020-05-30: Anglicans do not agree on very much.

2020-05-29: Question: Is a Kindle worth it if you already own an iPad (6th generation)?

2020-05-28: I already own and love the original AeroPress, but this AeroPress Go looks awesome! AeroPress Go - …

2020-05-28: This song has proven especially encouraging to me during this pandemic. “Every year we thought was …

2020-05-28: “The Marriage Course” from the makers of Alpha looks pretty interesting! Has anyone gone through it …

2020-05-27: Tempted to write new lyrics for “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” describing my …

2020-05-27: Time to learn how to use Google Sheets! seths.blog/2020/05/d… Dancing with tools

2020-05-27: Let’s get off Facebook and Twitter. Social Media And Disinformation: What To Expect For 2020 : NPR

2020-05-26: Are blogrolls still a thing? www.joshuapsteele.com/blogroll/

2020-05-26: Uh oh! Why can’t I embed @ayjay’s posts via RSS in Wordpress? Any advice? I don’t …

2020-05-26: Being active on Facebook and Twitter again was fun for like a day and a half. Now they’re …

2020-05-25: “Is Trump a man your father and grandfather would have respected?” …

2020-05-25: Here’s an interesting discussion of “risk compensation.” fs.blog/2020/05/s… When Safety …

2020-05-22: Has someone already collected everything the Church Fathers said about women (esp. regarding …

2020-05-22: What’s the most helpful discussion you’ve read about the death of unbaptized infants? It’s a …

2020-05-22: Yes 🙋‍♂️ Anyone else? www.theatlantic.com/health/ar… Is Everyone Depressed?

2020-05-21: Pandemic Problems? Just Massage the Numbers! Because antibody tests are meant to be used on the general population, not just symptomatic people, …

2020-05-21: Bavinck arrived safely!

2020-05-21: Is there any good writing out there that examines the “don’t stir the pot / don’t rock the boat” …

2020-05-21: These words almost brought tears to my eyes this morning: “…as it is, we do not yet see …

2020-05-21: Any Anglicans or “Angli-curious” people on micro.blog? If so, you should take a look at the website …

2020-05-21: I’m trying this out with my dissertation and not doing anything at all with it right now… …

2020-05-20: I probably don’t need another Bible, but the NET Bible, Full-notes, Second Edition, in Geniune …

2020-05-18: Which mental models are you finding most useful these days? fs.blog/2020/05/p… Mental Models …

2020-05-17: How many more inspectors general will have to go before we do something? The Trump Administration Is …

2020-05-16: Looks like we’ve successfully switched Anglican Compass over from HostGator shared hosting to …

2020-05-15: Complete RSS rookie question here: Why are some RSS readers an “all-in-one” solution …

2020-05-15: I’m currently using the free version of Feedly to read sites like NPR, Christianity Today, …

2020-05-07: Going back toward social media basics. If I block or remove you, it doesn’t necessarily mean …

2020-05-03: The only true justice is God’s justice. And God’s justice is unfailingly and unflinchingly social.

2020-05-02: How is micro.blog doing these days?

2020-04-17: Yes, Jesus loves us. But he still expects our obedience, no matter how afraid or angry we are.

2020-04-16: My current academic writing workflow? Get in, cobble together at least 500 words from looong …

2020-04-16: How are my fellow PhD students doing out there?

2020-03-25: “Reno calls this Christianity, but it is more accurately described as American libertarianism …

2020-03-19: How do I pick which books to bring home and which books to leave in my library carrel for the …

2020-03-17: Quarantined with Karl and Dietrich. So, really, just another normal day…

2020-03-15: As a PhD candidate, social distancing is already a big part of my life! However, my wife is a Family …

2020-03-13: Sure, let’s examine our fear about coronavirus and COVID-19. But let’s also examine our fear of …

2020-03-12: Seems like, instead of another travel ban, we could use more coronavirus testing kits.

2020-03-11: 199.8 lbs this morning. Onward to my goal of 185. Currently trying to focus on eating healthy foods …

2020-03-10: Is “social distancing” anyone else’s jam? I write this from my closet-office, …

2020-03-10: I’m trying to get back on the “5-5-5” writing habit bandwagon. As a minimum, I …

2020-03-10: Alright y’all. I’m 5’11” and 201.6 lbs. Trying to get down to 185 lbs. in …

2020-03-06: This looks interesting! Theorizing the (Anglican) lex orandi: A Theological Account - Cocksworth - …

2020-03-05: Yay. The Bleak Job Landscape of Adjunctopia for Ph.D.s - The New York Times

2020-02-29: I humbly submit that the readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A are the best combination of …

2020-02-29: Just curious: Are there any Anglican churches outside of the Wheaton/Chicago area that (1) use wine …

2020-02-26: Anyone have an extra copy of Karl Barth’s Kirchliche Dogmatik? I’d love to have a hard copy of I/2 …

2020-02-26: The Collect for Ash Wednesday Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made, and you forgive the sins of all who …

2020-02-26: God is the true Social Justice Warrior. Isaiah 58:6-7.

2020-02-25: Just finished my first shovelglove workout! www.shovelglove.com

2020-02-25: The Art of Manliness interview with Alan Jacobs is out! @ayjay podcasts.apple.com

2020-02-25: “As Americans, we should be frightened — deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men …

2020-02-25: A Thought on Theology and Critical Theory Interesting to consider the resonances between Christian theology and the definitional contours of …

2020-02-25: “As best you can, online and off, avoid the people who fan flames.” - Alan Jacobs (@ayjay), How to …

2020-02-24: Living my best life now and using the Freedom app to cut down my potential Twitter exposure to a …

2020-02-23: I might give Noom a try for weight loss goals. Anyone have thoughts on whether or not it’s effective …

2020-02-22: Checking to make sure my micro.blog is still cross-posting to Twitter.

2020-02-21: What are your favorite Christian publications to read?

2020-02-19: I can’t tell. Is the swamp drained yet? smh

2020-02-16: Hopping back on the #BuJo bandwagon! #bulletjournal

2020-02-15: This is the “Führerprinzip,” “Leader principle.” > “The president and his staff have increasingly …

2020-02-12: "The word 'God' is nothing at all; the name 'God' is everything." Bonhoeffer, DBWE 16:640: The word “God” is nothing at all; the name “God” is everything. ¶ In many …

2020-02-11: Alright, here goes try #2 to permanently delete my Twitter and Facebook accounts!

2020-02-11: If you’re looking for free online resources to help you study the Bible, then The Bible …

2020-02-10: If I could just have a 60- or even 30-minute conversation with Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, …

2020-02-10: Anyone have access to a copy of Geffrey B. Kelly’s 1970 dissertation presented at the …

2020-02-09: These conspiracy theories are rival eschatologies. They need to be called out as such by the …

2020-02-07: Christians, for Christ’s sake (literally), let’s turn off our far-right and our far-left …

2020-02-06: I needed this reading this evening.

2020-02-06: Lord, have mercy. What if we all just quit the internet and prayed the Litany daily until 2021? …

2020-02-06: I’m clinging to this “prayer before study” these days.

2020-02-05: My copies of our Lent book just arrived! Available for purchase here: …

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2020-02-05: “God will not ask us someday whether our confession was evangelical, but whether we did God’s …

2020-02-05: I fear that Rush Limbaugh has been more “effective” at discipling and catechizing …

2020-02-05: Perhaps just the “States of America” would be a more accurate name going forward? …

2020-02-04: Enjoying my humble home gym!

2020-02-04: “May God lead us kindly through these times, but above all, may God lead us to himself.” …

2020-02-03: PSA: The NICOT and NICNT Bible commentary series are on sale on Logos Bible Software for $20/volume. …

2020-02-03: Here are 4 lies that Trump tells evangelical Christians. He’s not the defender of religious …

2020-01-31: Hear, hear! There is no Christian case for Trump. This is an excellent response to Grudem et al. …

2020-01-30: When Institutions Are Used As Stages, People Lose Trust, Book Argues www.npr.org/2020/01/3…

2020-01-27: If ur church has moved away from using the label “evangelical” (due to the baggage of …

2020-01-27: Anyone know of anything in recent Anabaptist literature that addresses whether/how remaining in …

2020-01-27: I do not need another Bible. I do not need another Bible. I do not need another Bible. I do …

2020-01-23: Any other priests out there keep a stole and an oil stock on hand in their backpack, just in case?

2020-01-20: Looking for a guide to #Lent? We’ve got you covered! anglicanpastor.com/lent/

2020-01-13: “Prayer-booking”: Anglican proof-texting; citing a particular Book of Common Prayer …

2020-01-13: Theologian trading cards! Does owning these mean I get to level-up as a theology nerd?

2020-01-11: I’ve really enjoyed roasting my own coffee recently! I use a stovetop popcorn roaster, placed …

2020-01-06: Is Twitter still worth it? I’m asking myself this question as I consider how busy 2020 is …

2020-01-05: Hearing “evangelical Christians” cheer after Trump says “…and we got him!” makes me want to …

2020-01-05: Reminder: Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, hates war.

2020-01-03: Wanted: *Rough* English Translation of 100 pages of Typescript German I’m looking for a German speaker to produce a rough English translation of about 100 pages of …

2020-01-03: Trump, Christianity Today, and the Question of History (Part 1) — The Center for Pastor Theologians

2020-01-02: Does anyone else find it almost physically impossible to eat ice cream or drink ice cold milk …

2020-01-02: Has anyone read or written anything good on how to handle theological disagreements/arguments well?

2020-01-02: How to Have Closer Friendships (and Why You Need Them) - The New York Times

2020-01-01: Make 2020 the Year of Less Sugar - The New York Times

2018-08-16: What I'm Reading this Fall This upcoming semester, I’ll be taking a seminar on the Doctrine of Creation from my …

2018-08-16: 8 Questions to Ask While Reading Theology While reading Beth Felker Jones’ Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking …

2018-08-09: Eva Joy Steele: A Birth Story This is a self-indulgently long story. The gist of it is that my wife, Rachel, was unexpectedly …

2018-07-13: What Theologians (Should) Do Kevin J. Vanhoozer, affectionately known by some as “KJV,” has written one of the best, …

2018-06-27: What Attracts People to Anglicanism? Here's My Take Based upon my work over at Rookie Anglican, I was asked by The Telos Collective to write a blog post …

2018-06-08: Two More Pieces about Jordan Peterson Previously, I catalogued a bunch of different takes on Jordan Peterson, before giving my own take. …

2018-06-08: The Four Tendencies: 4 Ways You Can Play to Your Personality Strengths In both my personal and coaching conversations recently, Gretchen Rubin’s personality …

2018-06-08: Hate Running? Try Rucking Instead (DISCLAIMER: You are, of course, more than welcome to try rucking, even if you also love running.) …

2018-04-17: Here's the Elevator Pitch for my Dissertation Proposal: "Scriptural, but Not Religious" Tomorrow, I defend the proposal for my dissertation. For now, the dissertation is tentatively …

2018-04-02: The Grain of the Gospel: Why Christians Should Care about Food Ethics The following is a guest post written by my friend and former college roommate, Zak Weston. …

2018-03-28: What to make of Jordan Peterson? Some takes, then my own. UPDATE: Read my post, “Two More Pieces about Jordan Peterson.” If I remember correctly, …

2018-03-23: Do More Better: Tim Challies' Excellent Little Book on Personal Productivity Could Change Your Life Tim Challies begins his book, Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity with a bold claim: …

2018-03-20: Please Don't Leave Me Alone: On Male Friendships, or the Lack Thereof Maybe you, like me, consider yourself quite the introvert. Maybe you, like me, have a difficult time …

2018-03-19: I Need to Develop a Writing Habit. Do You? Because good writing = good thinking, I believe that everyone could benefit from developing the …

2018-03-13: Getting back on the "Getting Things Done" Productivity Bandwagon Getting Things Done (“GTD” for short) is a wildly popular personal productivity system …

2018-03-12: This Song is a Beautiful Picture of the Theological Journey I was recently privileged to see one of my favorite bands, The Oh Hellos, in concert at the House of …

2018-03-09: Dangerous Beauty: Phoenix & Grand Canyon Trip 2018 Rachel and I just got back from our very first trip to the Southwest. The main reason for the trip …

2018-03-05: This One Simple Trick Helps Me Read Faster as a Ph.D. Student Reading is the closest thing that human beings have to a superpower. We can learn, from other minds, …

2018-03-02: Christian, Do the Daily Office: 5 Things You Can Learn from Morning and Evening Prayer The Problem: We All Need to Grow, But We're Not Sure How Let's face it: to say the very least, we …

2018-03-01: Top 3 Reasons Why I'm an Anglican Christian Why am I an Anglican Christian? Here are 3 reasons. 1. Anglicanism as a Refuge from Fundamentalism …

2018-02-28: Cut the "Positivity" Crap: What Frustrates You? I’ll keep this short, sweet, and to the point: I’m looking for problems that I can help …

2018-02-28: Go to Sleep and Have Some Kids: What the Bible (Psalm 127) Says about Productivity Personal Productivity in Psalm 127 I love Psalm 127. Not because it makes me feel great, …

2018-02-27: 3 Confessions of an Expectant Father We're Expecting! In case you haven’t heard the news, my wife Rachel and I are expecting our …

2018-02-25: Mental Models: A Helpful Model for Theology? This idea has been bouncing around in my head for a bit. It’s not fully-formed by any means, …

2018-02-04: Prioritize Your Life in 5 Minutes: An Introduction to the Eisenhower Decision Matrix If you’re reading this blog post, I imagine that you, like me, are pretty busy. You’ve …

2018-02-02: How to Pray Before You Read and Write: A Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas Before Study I want to share with you the following prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas Before Study, based on Oratio S. …

2018-01-31: 3 Questions to Ask When You Study the Bible (Plus a Worksheet!) The Problem: Studying the Bible can Quickly Feel Overwhelming Right? Even with helpful books out …

2018-01-30: 5 Books Every Christian Should Read OK, OK. I get it. Claiming that every Christian should read these 5 books is a bold claim. But, …

2018-01-30: An 80/20 Approach to the Christian Life: 2 Reasons Why Christians Should Care About the Pareto Principle Do you want to live a more meaningful and purposeful Christian life, but you feel like it’s …

2018-01-23: How to Understand and Remember What You Read: 4 Questions to Ask While Reading a Book Let’s be honest, reading is the closest things we humans have to a superpower. And yet, even …

2017-12-09: The Hermeneutical Implications of Scripture's Theological Location

INTRODUCTION

Theological hermeneutics – human understanding and interpretation in light of the …

2017-10-17: Principles: 10 Imperatives for the Good Life Why write out a list of principles? For one thing, it’s my birthday. And, although I’m …

2017-08-07: Testimony: A Faith Story, In Brief The following is an attempt to tell my testimony, the story of my Christian faith, in approximately …

2017-07-25: Podcasts You Should Listen To Podcasts: An Introduction Although podcasts (think “iPod” + “broadcast”) …

2017-07-21: Tools You Should Use Who doesn't love great tools? These are my current (2017) favorite tools, some electronic, some …

2017-06-12: It is Finished! So, Get to Work! - A Sermon on the Ascension

The following is an “It is Finished” sermon preached on Ascension Sunday, 2017. You can …

2017-04-13: The Lasting Supper - Luke 22:14-30

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2017-01-31: Is The Well-Equipped Christian Worth It? Have you ever had a problem finding a reliable resource for recommendations? I have. Certain Google …

2017-01-30: Getting Ahead in God's Upside-Down Kingdom: An Appeal for a Consistently Pro-Life Ethic [audio …

2016-12-31: To Be or Not To Be Religious: A Clarification of Karl Barth's and Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Divergence and Convergence Regarding Religion (Note: Read more about my work on Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible here.) Christian theologians Karl …

2016-12-28: A Disappointing Christmas Homily

Good morning! And Merry Christmas!

Together, let us pray:

O God, you make us glad by the yearly …

2016-11-12: 30 Works on Karl Barth & Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Are There Others? ABROMEIT, Hans-Jürgen. Das Geheimnis Christi: Dietrich Bonhoeffers erfahrungsbezogene Christologie. …

2016-09-23: Christians and Wealth: An Argument for Downward Mobility

Great news! If you only have a minute to read about wealth, here’s my argument in a nutshell: …

2016-09-12: Following Jesus Beyond the Bandwagon

(A chapel message in a Christian school.)

There are a few things you should know about me:

2016-08-26: Barth, Bonhoeffer, & The Theological Critique of Religion: My Reading List This Fall (Note: Read more about my work on Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible here.) This semester – my …

2016-08-26: A Ridiculously Helpful Markdown Tutorial I’ve been dragging my heels on learning Markdown for awhile now. If you don’t know, …

2016-07-25: The Feast of St. James the Apostle: A Homily for Ministers Readings: Psalm 34; Jeremiah 16:14-21; Mark 1:14-20 Like so many other feast days – scheduled, as …

2016-06-11: Frustrated with Church? You're the Problem!

Yesterday, I asked you to join the Church if you, like me, are frustrated with the Church. The …

2016-06-10: Frustrated with Church? Join the Club... …and by “club” I of course mean “Church”! What am I getting at? Am I …

2016-05-31: Thank God, I Went to Cedarville As I prepare for my final semester at Beeson Divinity School, it strikes me just how well I was …

2016-05-30: How Do You Want To Be Remembered? Do you know what the worst thing about death is? It’s not the dying itself - its the …

2016-05-28: Let's Take Seth Godin to Church   I’m not going to lie. My first reaction when I saw the cover of this book?  No! Of …

2016-05-27: What are you afraid of? I’m scared. Are you? Specifically, as I wrote in my journal this very morning: I’m …

2016-05-26: What I'm Reading Ah, the joys of summer reading. [gallery size=“medium” type=“slideshow” …

2016-05-25: Kettlebell Swings: Back Balm for the Sedentary [Seminarian] I love books. Books, however, do not like my back. Can you relate? Maybe it’s not sitting …

2016-03-31: The Groom's Big Day [soundcloud url=”api.soundcloud.com/tracks/25…” …

2016-03-29: Son of Man, Can Your Bones Live? What would it have been like, on the first Holy Saturday? What would it be like, tonight, if Jesus …

2016-03-24: Reading Recommendations? Barth's & Bonhoeffer's False Gods Hi internet - especially all you Barthians and Bonhoefferians (-ites?) out there. I’m in the …

2016-03-11: Three Recent Sermons It’s been a grueling past few weeks at Beeson. Our Spring Break happens to coincide with Holy …

2016-01-10: Sermon: The Challenge of Christmas Light There are better preachers out there. So, if you’re short on time, go and listen to them! …

2015-12-08: Improvising Church & State: Overaccepting as a Synthesis of Anglican and Anabaptist Approaches

INTRODUCTION: ACCEPTING, BLOCKING, AND STATUS

From the church’s perspective, is the state a …

2015-12-08: Theology in Outline: What Do I Believe?

Theology is confusing enough, much more so when you attempt to summarize it all in a single essay! …

2015-10-03: Faithful Faith in a Faithful God: Romans 1.1-17

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What a relief, to get out of …

2015-09-22: The Prodigal Son, Part 2: Introduction to Romans What a relief, to get out of that house. Ordinarily, Jude would have scoffed at his father’s request …

2015-09-02: Morning Prayer Homily: Mark 8.11-21 A homily on Mark 8:11-21 (ESV): The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a …

2015-09-01: Morning Prayer Homily: Mark 1.29-45 A homily on Mark 1:29-45 (ESV): And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon …

2015-08-31: Morning Prayer Homily: James 2.1-13 A homily on James 2.1-13 (ESV): “My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our …

2015-05-23: Pentecost: Songs and Scripture

Listening to the first episode of the excellent new podcast, LectioCast, helped to orient my …

2015-05-07: What does it mean to be human? What Does It Mean to Be Human? A clue to the answer lies in the asking of the question, for this act …

2015-05-06: Disunity in the Church? Absurd! Presented at Southeast ETS 2015. DISUNITY AS ECCLESIOLOGICAL IMPOSSIBILITY:A BARTHIAN ANALOGY …

2015-04-24: The Hope of the Holy Innocents

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(PDF: The Hope of the Holy …

2015-04-24: The Brokenhearted God Not to take away from the undeniably biblical teaching that God is almighty, but sometimes I think …

2015-04-24: My Uncle, Timothy Steele (This post is about my late uncle, Timothy Steele. It’s long, and I swear toward the end. …

2015-04-24: Give Thanks! I'm not the most thankful person. However, I am a follower of Jesus, and one of the lessons …

2015-04-24: Karl Barth on the Wilderness Temptations: #1, Stones into Bread Karl Barth's exegesis of Christ's wilderness temptations isperenniallyinspiring, but …

2015-04-24: Presenting on Karl Barth at 2015 Southeastern ETS I just received the news today that my student paper submission for the 2015 Southeast Regional …

2015-04-24: Barth on the Wilderness Temptations: #2, Christendom's Cost -- Worship Satan Yesterday I posted the beginning of Karl Barth's exegesis of Christ's wilderness …

2015-04-24: Barth on the Wilderness Temptations: #3, The Leap of False Faith I've been reproducingKarl Barth'smagnificent exegesis of Christ's wilderness …

2015-04-24: Who am I to be a theologian? For my 20th Century History & Doctrine course at Beeson Divinity School, I'm re-reading …

2014-04-16: WHITE NOISE, BHOPAL, AND THE HYPERREAL FEAR OF DEATH The following essay deals with the theme of the fear of death in White Noise, the novel by Don …

2014-03-31: My Sermon: Our Help Hey internet: I was recently given the chance to preach at my church, St. Peter's Anglican, on the …

2014-03-21: My 2014 Regional ETS Paper: Reconciliation and the Lack Thereof If you’re interested, here’s the latest version of the Regional ETS paper I will present …

2014-03-20: Ok, Maybe a Bit More on Cedarville... You’ll notice that the previous post on Cedarville ends with a link to the Course Schedule: …

2014-03-20: Concerning Romans Well, judging by my blog stats for the past 48 hours -- as compared with the past few months -- I'd …

2014-03-18: Cedarville... I wish I could say I was proud of my alma mater... Despite my Lenten Facebook fast, I was made aware …

2014-03-07: Peru 2014! I’m happy to announce that Rachel and I will be completing my required Cross Cultural Ministry …

2014-03-07: My Regional ETS Presentation: Reconciliation and the Lack Thereof If you're in the Birmingham area from March 21-22, 2014, and you're interested in evangelical …

2013-12-15: The Perfect Translation Over the break between semesters at Beeson Divinity School, I'm reviewing Bruce Waltke's The Dance …

2013-12-13: The Epistle to Philemon: Analysis and Application   As the briefest member of the Pauline corpus, the epistle to Philemon is a letter of …

2013-11-29: Black Friday Book Recommendation: The Economy of Desire Black Friday proves that the progress of (post)modernity has failed to eradicate the ills of …

2013-11-11: Silence and Violence [caption id=“” align=“alignright” width=“300”] Silent Cross by …

2013-11-04: The Holy Trinity: What Is It? (Why) Is It Important? Introduction: The Holy Trinity One God. Three persons. The Holy Trinity. The orthodox paradox of …

2013-10-30: Psalm 2: Quare Fremuerunt Gentes? (Why Do the Nations Rage?) (Here’s my paper on Psalm 2, submitted to Dr. M. Sydney Park in partial fulfillment of my …

2013-10-23: Miroslav Volf on Divine Violence A couple relevant excerpts (given recent posts) from "Violence and Peace," the final chapter of …

2013-10-22: Down With the Pacifists! The past week has been a great one for slipshod attacks on pacifism. First, from First Things …

2013-10-02: Scripture: What The Bible Is And Why It Matters INTRODUCTION: THE NATURE OF SCRIPTURE As the illocutionary act which testifies to the Son of God1 as …

2013-09-18: King Jesus' Kingdom Gospel I highly encourage the following: 1. Read Scot McKnight's The King Jesus Gospel. 2. Check out Tim …

2013-07-19: Alabama Update Rachel and I are in the middle of our second month of calling Birmingham, Alabama …

2013-06-23: Requiescas in Pace, Mi Avia "Depart, O Christian soul, out of this world; In the Name of God the Father Almighty who created …

2013-06-16: Inductive Bible Study in 7 Steps: "Scripture, Handle With Care," by Amy Chase Ashley

Update (April 2017): I've gone back to update/clean-up the formatting in this wonderful June 2013 …

2013-06-16: Heads up! Guest post on the way. Great news! The first ever guest post on this blog is coming soon from my good friend Amy Chase, an …

2013-05-18: (Un)Righteous Anger? - Yoda, Jonah, Nahum, and Us

(TEXTS: Jonah 3:5-10; 4:1-11; Nahum 1:1-8)

INTRODUCTION

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A great green theologian of old claimed …

2013-05-10: My Unforgettable Cedarville Experience (pt 2) Since my previous post, quite a few things have happened at my alma mater. Here’s a Storify overview …

2013-04-24: A Farewell to Cedarville (Originally posted in The Ventriloquist. Go check out the rest of Issue 10!) “A Farewell to …

2013-04-15: Honors, Grace, and Generosity Yahweh and others have been too good to me. Today I received two awards at Cedarville …

2013-03-29: On Building/Burning Bridges DISCLAIMER: there's a fair bit about the Church that frustrates me. However, I'd like to address …

2013-02-26: Let There Be Light: My Resignation Please read: Let There Be Light - Leadership Transfer Until further notice, I hereby rescind my use …

2013-02-22: Open Apology To whomever the following concerns: I'd like to apologize publicly to any persons I may have …

2013-02-22: For shame, Cedarville This is ridiculous and dangerous. For shame, Mr. Scharnberg and Dr. Gredy. How dare you try and …

2013-02-19: Oh Cedarville... Have you ever been extremely frustrated with someone/thing you love? That’s been my experience …

2013-02-18: Reading and Interpreting the Bible: Deuteronomy 6:1-15 Deuteronomy 6:1-15 (NRSV) Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the ordinances—that the Lord …

2013-02-07: Romans 13: Reading An Abused Text of Scripture Rightly Introduction This study of Romans 13 rests upon a crucial presupposition: without context, words can …

2013-01-13: Open Letter to Cedarville Admins and Trustees To my sisters and brothers in Christ, entrusted with the arduous task of leading and directing …

2012-09-22: An Explanation

If you haven’t read my previous two blog posts, “Cedarville, Let there be Light. (pt. 1 …

2012-09-21: Cedarville, Let there be Light. (pt. 2) Read Part One Further Questions, All Relating to the University Statement on Dr. Pahl’s …

2012-09-20: Cedarville, Let there be Light. (pt. 1)

The Statement:

“Dr. Michael Pahl has been relieved of his teaching duties because he is unable …

2012-09-19: Sacrificing Scripture on the Altars of Our Own Agendas

Undoubtedly the title of this blog post could be taken in hundreds of different directions. However, …

2012-09-18: Creation and Doxology: A Portrait of Biblical Creation Theology (pt. 3) [1] Daniel J. Ebert, IV. "The chiastic structure of the prologue to Hebrews." Trinity Journal 13, …

2012-09-17: Creation and Doxology: A Portrait of Biblical Creation Theology (pt. 2)

(Read Pt. 1 First!)

CREATION, COMPLEXITY, AND CHAOS

Much of the chaos in the universe can be …

2012-09-17: Creation and Doxology: A Portrait of Biblical Creation Theology (pt. 1)

INTRODUCTION

In many conservative evangelical circles, biblical creation theology has been hijacked …

2012-09-12: My Unforgettable Cedarville Experience

(The following is an expanded version of the speech I gave at this year's CU Scholar Dessert …

2012-08-14: Wedding Vows: My Personal Take on the Traditional Version The Traditional Wedding Vows In case you didn’t know, the “traditional” wedding …

2012-05-03: The Book of Romans, Distilled and Paraphrased The following is an attempt, written in 2012, to distill and paraphrase the main …

2012-04-19: Unity? The more I study the New Testament, I become more convinced that the unity of the Church is of …

2011-12-23: The Good News of Christmas After reading The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited by Scot McKnight, who makes …

2011-05-26: Church and State   (Note: for a more recent piece on the relationship between Church and State, see my essay: …

2011-02-10: What the Bible Says About Poverty: The Book of Proverbs Introduction: Poverty and Wealth In contrast to the affluence of mainstream American culture, …