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

2021-06-24: With great revelation comes great responsibility! Let judgment begin with the household of God.

2021-06-06: Make Biblical Studies Theological Again

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…

2021-05-28: RevDev Design is now live! revdevdesign.com

2021-05-25: Thoughts on this “RevDev Design” logo draft? Should I try to extend the tail of the …

2021-05-22: Hey micro.blog: What name sounds best for a website design/development agency? “RevDev” + Design …

2021-05-21: How do people who aren’t on Twitter know what they’re supposed to be angry about on any …

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 …

2021-05-07: A church that is not self-critical is no church at all. Theology is the church’s self-critique of …

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: 💡Idea: “RevDevs: Pastor-programmers for all your web development and digital marketing needs.” 💻⛪️

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 …

2021-04-23: Any pastors/clergy out there interested in teaming up to start a web development & marketing …

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

2021-04-18: Starting weight: 216lbs on 2021-04-18. Goal: 185lbs on 2021-11-21. To help get back in shape, I want …

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: Have any pastors out there had to find full-time work outside the church to provide for their …

2021-04-10: I can’t help but see similarities between the rhetorical traps in Amos 1-2 and Romans 1-2. The traps …

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?

2021-04-04: The Resurrection is not an afterthought to the atonement. It is no mere sign that the “Cross check” …

2021-04-01: Reading through the past year’s journal entries. On Barth and Bonhoeffer, 2020-05-27: “Are they just …

2021-03-22: Testing! This is a test of the new micro.blog integration in Ulysses 22!

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

2021-03-19: Wood and Nails theportersgate.bandcamp.com/track/woo… The kingdom’s come and built upon wood and nails …

2021-03-13: Hey! Before you post that next Twitter thread, why don’t you just go start a blog instead? …

2021-03-12: “Anti-woke” = “woke about the systemic spread of ‘wokeness,’” “racism is not systemic, …

2021-03-10: I’m on Instagram as 8020tools. Install the app to follow my photos and videos. …

2021-03-07: A year ago today, I was the Celebrant at the Eucharist. It was only my 2nd or 3rd time celebrating …

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

2021-03-05: “The Bully Pulpit: Does Your Pastor Pass the 2 Timothy 2 Test?”

2021-03-05: 10 Products I Could Sell #10ideas I just finished reading James Altucher’s “Skip the Line” this morning, and …

2021-03-04: OK, y’all. I’ve been using Roam Research for a bit. Do I switch to Obsidian? Or stick it …

2021-03-03: Idea: Anglican lifestyle magazine for millennials and GenX, called “Riper Years”

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 🪵🪚🔨✏️🗜🧰

2021-02-25: Where do all the trolls train? Who edits and publishes their playbook? Are there any ecumenical …

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

2021-02-21: I sometimes wonder what a “red team” analysis of the ACNA would look like. If things were to …

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”?

2021-02-14: What’s the best, fairest, most detailed theological critique of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer? I …

2021-02-14: “Dear Wormwood” by The Oh Hellos. A letter from “the Patient” in The Screwtape Letters to the demon, …

2021-02-12: On my mind: Where might we Christians need to “disagree and commit” for the sake of our local …

2021-02-10: Would love any feedback you have on this passion project I’m developing! …

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

2021-02-07: Coming soon: “Rookie Theologian”! We help busy Christians become better theologians. Find your place …

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 …

2021-01-31: For the sake of better papers, every Christian scholar who gives a paper should try their hand at …

2021-01-30: Do non-Anglicans hire Anglicans to work at their churches? Just curious

2021-01-27: Our 2yo has started ending all of her bedtime prayers with “…and bless this food to our body, …

2021-01-20: Help me brainstorm! What jobs/work do these skills suggest to you? Knowledges: learning, writing, …

2021-01-20: Idea: “What Color Is Your Chasuble? Your Guide to a Lifetime of Church Ministry” (But …

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

2021-01-18: Any theologically-inclined editors willing to talk to me about their training and career and what …

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: I fully expect this to eventually be screenshot-shared there, but has anyone else had negative …

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!

2021-01-07: CRT is a pressing threat to the USA and the Church: Christian nationalism, Right-wing extremism, and …

2021-01-06: What a shameful day for the United States of America. Love him or not, Donald Trump lost the 2020 …

2021-01-06: What’s the definition of “sedition” again?

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

2021-01-04: "Be Quiet!" “Be Quiet!” A jingle dedicated to everyone living underneath toddlers. Enjoy, play on …

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

2021-01-03: Again, these attempts by Trump and Republicans to overturn the results of a legitimate election are …

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

2019-12-28: “The Incarnation reveals both the source of and the desperate need for hope.” The Hope of the Holy …

2019-12-27: The Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec 28) is our liturgical antidote to a merely superficial and …

2019-12-25: God with us! God for us! Jesus Christ has sojourned among us in the Far Country of Sin and Death to …

2019-12-23: For all of the moderate evangelicals about to be interrogated if they still read that “far left” …

2019-12-22: Re:Führerprinzip (“Leader principle”), here’s what Dietrich Bonhoeffer had to say …

2019-12-22: The Trumpian Führerprinzip (Leader principle) is alive and well in the GOP. They dare not cross the …

2019-12-21: Are we heading for another Donatist controversy sometime in the 2020s where, instead of traditio …

2019-12-20: A much-needed reminder from Revelation 12 this morning: the saints will prevail against the powers …

2019-12-20: PSA: A word against Trump is NOT a word against God, the Church, the USA, the unborn, etc.

2019-12-19: When/where will the status confessionis be for “evangelicals” re:politics in the USA?

2019-12-19: Hear, hear! Trump Should Be Removed from Office - Christianity Today

2019-12-18: This @JSTOR_Daily article on “How to Use Zotero and Scrivener” got me excited because I …

2019-12-18: Humility leads to knowledge of (and allegiance to) the Lord. Ps. 119:67, 71.

2019-12-17: DONE with my last semester of coursework!!! Now, to finish this Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible …

2019-12-17: Are you a student? Are you stressed out? Just FYI: Headspace has a student discount. $10 for a year. …

2019-12-17: Turns out, Wisdom of Solomon chapter 2 pairs quite nicely with Revelation chapter 9. #DailyOffice …

2019-12-16: Turns out, everything else in the universe gets more interesting when you’re trying to finish …

2019-12-14: Some very helpful advice here! How to Argue on the Internet Without Losing Your Mind - The New York …

2019-12-13: Y’all. You can get the ENTIRE Tyndale Old Testament and New Testament Commentary series for …

2019-12-13: What I’m thinking about today: (1) how do we distinguish between primary, secondary, and tertiary …

2019-12-11: Today is my last class ever in my Ph.D. program!

2019-12-10: Senioritis, only you’ve been in school post-high-school for almost as long as you were in …

2019-12-10: “Faith” in response to the gospel of Jesus Christ isn’t just about what you think …

2019-12-10: So, I’m not finding the Slow Carb Diet very conducive to (1) being sick and/or (2) having to …

2019-12-09: If you were, say, leading a discussion at a men’s small group gathering on the topic of …

2019-12-09: What’s your opinion? Can a Ph.D. student pay someone to produce a translation of a work that …

2019-12-08: This was a punch in the gut. “…I need to make clear why for most people the language of …

2019-12-07: Time to buckle down and finish out the semester! Just need 20 pages on how Thomas Aquinas read the …

2019-12-05: Listen to this song instead of “Mary, Did You Know?”! Mary Consoles Eve - Rain For Roots

2019-12-02: Got to hear our second child’s heartbeat today!!! Baby Steele #2 will be arriving sometime in July!

2019-12-01: Alright, folks. I’m jumping back on the #SlowCarbDiet bandwagon this month. Anyone want to join me?

2019-12-01: The “Romans Road” is a poor summary of (1) the gospel—the good news that Jesus is King—and (2) St. …

2019-12-01: “To practice Advent is to lean into an almost cosmic ache: our deep, wordless desire for things to …

2019-11-29: “Footprints in the Snow” by mei matsuoka is like the kids’ version of “Continuidad de los parques” …

2019-11-27: Quite happy with this Buffalo Trace bourbon! A small step up from my usual Evan Williams Black …

2019-11-25: Question: How does Squarespace stack up as a blogging platform vs. Wordpress?

2019-11-24: As my residential obligations to Wheaton’s Ph.D. program come to an end in the spring, …

2019-11-23: Celebrating my first Eucharist as a priest this evening!

2019-11-20: Is Christ present in the sacraments through the priest/celebrant? In the elements (water, bread, …

2019-11-20: I haven’t had the time to engage with @MatthewWBates work. But “The King Jesus …

2019-11-20: “Faith in Jesus Christ” = “allegiance to Jesus Christ.” Read …

2019-11-18: Help me out: what’s the best discussion you’ve ever encountered on how to go about distinguishing …

2019-11-15: You guys, Ignatius the succulent is looking a bit pale on top. Should I be concerned??

2019-11-14: If the Führer does something, anything, then it must be OK, right? I continue to hear echoes of a Führerprinzip (“leader principle”) in certain defenses of …

2019-11-13: Do yourself a favor and get an almost indestructable football/soccerball: …

2019-11-12: How can we make the phrase “every Christian is a theologian” a more tangible reality? …

2019-11-12: I’m setting up thesteeles.online. Anyone else have a family website?

2019-11-11: Go away! Read some books! www.firstthings.com/web-exclu…

2019-11-10: It still weirds me out that “Gift” means “poison” in German.

2019-11-07: Opinion: Don’t Let Trump Make You Numb to What’s Unacceptable (NYT) A challenge from Nicholas Kristof: America is not, as President Trump once called it, a “hellhole.” …

2019-11-07: Every Christian, no matter their tradition, should do the Daily Office, take Holy Communion …

2019-11-03: Some guys from my men’s breakfast group got me a Rublev Trinity icon for my ordination! They also …

2019-11-03: I got to baptize my daughter, Eva, last year on All Saints’ weekend! It will be fun to have her …

2019-11-03: I was ordained to the Priesthood last night!

2019-11-01: Can you be a good theologian if, since becoming a theologian, you’ve never changed your mind about …

2019-11-01: You can get R.T. France’s NIGTC commentary on Mark’s Gospel for FREE on @Logos this …

2019-10-31: Y’ALL. If you want to hang with St. Thomas, you should really check out: aquinas.cc

2019-10-31: Anyone else out there doing #Blogvember?

2019-10-30: Excited to read “Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World,” by Tom Holland!

2019-10-30: Knee-jerk accusations against the patriotism of anyone who challenges the actions of President Trump …

2019-10-29: I’m contemplating deleting my Facebook and Twitter profiles again, this time for good. Anyone …

2019-10-29: What’s the best guide out there to the differences between the various branches, traditions, …

2019-10-29: You can now purchase Logos Bible Software Digital Gift Cards! www.logos.com/product/1…

2019-10-22: Confession: I have a really hard time getting excited about debates regarding Christ’s …

2019-10-22: Tom Wright vs. feeling strong feelings about Jesus without getting clear on who Jesus was/is, y’all. …

2019-10-22: Nick Perrin and Tom Wright vs. an individualistic “soterian” gospel, y’all. 🔥🔥🔥

2019-10-22: Say hello to Ignatius and Plantioch, my succulent friends. Needed some greenery in this windowless …

2019-10-22: Anyone else excited for this @todoist “Foundations” update?

2019-10-21: Any academics/students out there using dictation software for academic writing? Dragon Speech …

2019-10-21: PSA: This clergy polo shirt isn’t the most stylish thing ever, but it is quite comfortable! …

2019-10-21: Pastors: Other than the Bible and the Prayer Book, what’s been the most helpful book for your …

2019-10-18: I am VERY happy with how this first stovetop coffee roast went!

2019-10-18: Eternal Subordination and In Persona Christi? I don’t think that most complementarian explanations of the “eternal subordination of …

2019-10-18: Just another regular reminder that you should quit Facebook, quit Twitter, and come and join me at …

2019-10-18: Today’s opening prayer, from the Daily Prayer app!

2019-10-17: October 17 is my birthday. It is also the feast day of Ignatius of Antioch! Here’s the Collect …

2019-10-17: Women’s ordination debate is still alive and well within USA Anglicanism. This book gives a helpful …

2019-10-17: Looking forward to reading and reviewing both of these books!

2019-10-17: Making myself some birthday coffee in our new Chemex! (Our old one broke.) I’m enjoying the glass …

2019-10-16: Getting every last drop out of this Palomino Blackwing! ✏️📝

2019-10-11: “Whenever Christ calls us, his call leads us to death” (“Jeder Ruf Christi führt in den Tod“) ~ …

2019-10-10: “Only the believers obey and only the obedient believe.” ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

2019-10-09: My “what’s important wall,” next to my standing desk in the library.

2019-10-06: The self-serving bias. One of the more interesting cognitive biases, in my opinion!

2019-10-05: “Oceania is at war with Eastasia. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.” The ‘Never Trump’ …

2019-10-03: Sick of K-cups. Time for an office upgrade!

2019-10-02: If you had up to about $250 to spend on a really nice leather Bible, which one would you get?

2019-10-01: Amen and amen.

2019-09-30: OK, using Stickk.com, I’m committing to “5x5x5” dissertation writing (write 500 …

2019-09-30: My life.

2019-09-30: If you’ve not yet read it, Sertillanges’ “The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, …

2019-09-30: Anyone else out there a paid subscriber to both NPR and Christianity Today? I ask because, well, I …

2019-09-26: I’ve seen a lot of straw men pushed down slippery slopes today. Time to call it a day.

2019-09-26: Reminder: The job of a good title is to get you to read the rest of the blogpost, essay, book, etc. …

2019-09-26: “If Women Can Be Saved, Then Women Can Be Priests,” by Rev. Dr. Emily McGowin: …

2019-09-25: Anglicans (and really, all Christians) should be known for being careful, charitable interpreters of …

2019-09-24: Confession: I love Anglicanism. But the frequent lack of charity from Anglicans on social media …

2019-09-24: Aquinas? Or Jenson? Here’s Jean-Pierre Torrell making Thomas Aquinas sound a bit like Robert Jenson. (Which, to be …

2019-09-24: Idolatry is much more interesting than atheism. “So much modern theology continues to presuppose the deistic assumption that the first step in …

2019-09-23: Ecclesiological Bankruptcy I’ve come to think of this as “ecclesiological bankruptcy,” and its prevalence is …

2019-09-23: "The End of 'Evangelical,'" by Alan Jacobs Good stuff from Alan Jacobs, published over at The Atlantic: But it seems to me that of all the …

2019-09-23: Currently reading/listening to: - “How to Be an Antiracist,” by Kendi - “Resident …

2019-09-23: I’m so thankful for micro.blog and how much calmer it is than Facebook, Twitter, etc.

2019-09-23: Autumn is, by far, the best season of the year. Autumn > (read “is greater than”) …

2019-09-17: The qualifications for church leaders (1 Timothy 3; Titus 1) apply to one’s conduct online. …

2019-09-13: Is there a way to use Keyboard Maestro to remove line breaks from copied text? UPDATE: Found it here …

2019-09-13: Looking for resources that address the sinless of Christ in connection with systemic/structural sin.

2019-09-10: I should probably get this framed. Any suggestions for an easy and relatively inexpensive way to do …

2019-09-04: Something like my first day of 23rd grade today! As far as I can tell, there’s just one more …

2019-09-03: Time to start working my way through Barth’s 1933/34 Sermon on the Mount lectures. Wishing I …

2019-08-28: Trying to up my Managing Editor game.

2019-08-27: If theologians aren’t serving preachers, what are they doing? If preachers aren’t …

2019-08-27: Christian theology is either done in service of the Church’s proclamation of the Word of God, …

2019-08-23: Men Can Have Better Friendships. Here’s How : NPR

2019-08-23: Enjoying this book so far. Any other helpful “reading quickly” resources out there?

2019-08-22: Here’s why John 17 really bugs me: anglicanpastor.com/john-17-r…

2019-08-22: DO THE DAILY OFFICE. “It is certain, however, that theological work as well as genuine …

2019-08-22: What’s the difference, if any, between “confirmation bias” and “belief bias”?

2019-08-21: Time to dust this one off: “Jesus Christ, as he is attested to us in Holy Scripture, is the …

2019-08-21: This episode has unfortunately illustrated the new reality for the Republican Party: Over three …

2019-08-21: Karl Barth, to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1933-04-18: “I am really glad to see so many signs that …

2019-08-20: Another reminder that, as a rule, I do not check Twitter or Facebook. Heck, I’m even trying to …

2019-08-20: For anyone who’s interested, here’s what I ended up saying at the 2019 Barth Graduate …

2019-08-20: I’m very thankful for the #Barth resources that are out there, but we need to make them a bit more …

2019-08-20: Someone should publish this as a small paperback and call it, oh, I don’t know, “Church Dogmatics in …

2019-08-19: Hear, hear! Read Commonweal’s “Open Letter: Against the New Nationalism”: …

2019-08-19: Perhaps we need a new Confessing Church—a better one, that risks itself for the sake of others—to …

2019-08-18: Just going out on a limb here, but, I’m a dozen or so chapters in, and I do NOT think that …

2019-08-15: Presenting on “The Guilt of Karl Barth?” (not what you think…it’s about his reading of Romans …

2019-08-14: I’ve found my people.

2019-08-10: Just pulled the trigger and bought BDAG and HALOT, the standard lexicons for Biblical Greek and …

2019-08-09: I think that @christilling is right. We need a Synopsis of Karl Barth’s Der Römerbrief. …

2019-08-08: The Guilt of Karl Barth: Strengths and Weaknesses of Barth’s Römerbrief Reading of Romans 9:30–10:21 Note: this is a draft of a paper that I’ll be giving soon. If you’ve got feedback, …

2019-08-06: I hear the “middle ground fallacy” often in discussions about politics, news, media, …

2019-08-06: I’m really enjoying these websites about common logical fallacies and cognitive biases. Also, …

2019-08-04: You can’t follow white nationalism and Jesus Christ at the same time.

2019-08-01: "Either I determine the place where I want to find God, or I let him determine the place where he wants to be found." Bonhoeffer, writing to Rüdiger Schleicher: “Either I determine the place where I want to find …

2019-07-31: I think Karl Barth missed the (pastoral) point of Romans I'm scheduled to give a paper on Karl Barth's reading of Romans 9:30–10:21 in Der Römerbrief at the …

2019-07-31: Sometimes I wonder if my screensaver is subtly trolling me.

2019-07-30: I think that the greatest mistake Barth makes in his Römerbrief 1922 exegesis of Romans 9:30–10:21 …

2019-07-30: I enjoy this book so much that I’m buying copies for my siblings: I Will Teach You To Be Rich, …

2019-07-30: Another day, another batch of German and French flashcards on Anki!

2019-07-28: My 5 Favorite Mental Models Resources Mental Models? What Are Those? According to Wikipedia: A mental model is an explanation of …

2019-07-26: Any good continuing education options come to mind for the Managing Editor of a website about …

2019-07-26: I wish there were a way to set @logos discount alerts. I’m waiting for better sales on: Doug …

2019-07-26: 65 Questions Worth Asking Yourself I’m always on the lookout for better questions to ask—particularly questions to ask myself for …

2019-07-24: I’ve been pretty happy with Wealthfront as a “robo advisor.” My wife and I have a …

2019-07-24: I don’t know why I agreed to write a paper on Barth’s handling of Romans 9:30-10:21. But, here we …

2019-07-23: A colleague, looking at my library carrell: “If I had to work in here with this light (points at …

2019-07-23: Which theological “mental models” carry the most freight? What are the big ideas in …

2019-07-21: Really impressed with this book so far! A wonderful introduction to some of the most important ideas …

2019-07-15: I love mental models. Has anyone read Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models by Gabriel …

2019-07-13: Is the Diaconate a stepping-stone to the Priesthood? Turns out, the 1662 BCP pretty straightforwardly treats the Diaconate as a stepping-stone to the …

2019-07-13: Just a reminder that I’m not really on Twitter anymore. I’m on micro.blog, which is WAY …

2019-07-13: Anglican fundamentalism is, in my opinion, the saddest kind of fundamentalism.

2019-07-11: Do you use apps like Asana, Todoist, or Trello at home with your family? “The Slackification …

2019-07-08: Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible John Webster’s Idea Like so many others, I desperately wish that John Webster were still alive. …

2019-07-07: Yasssss!!!! Another World Cup for the #USWNT!!!!

2019-07-05: I keep hearing echoes of a “Führerprinzip” from Christian Trump supporters, and it freaks me out. …

2019-07-05: Dissertation Dispatch: 2019-07-05 I got my dissertation proposal approved in the Spring of 2018. Working title: “Scriptural but Not …

2019-07-05: Is there some best way to open this kind of a sausage container?

2019-07-04: These Lessons for Independence Day are on point.

2019-07-04: Confession: I like the Collect for Canada Day slightly better.

2019-07-03: Eva is pulling for Netherlands in this match! Look at her wave that orange cup!

2019-07-03: Doesn’t seem like “Common Prayer” when a bishop bans the new Prayer Book in his diocese.

2019-07-02: I need to: Lose some weight Get better at German Finish my dissertation

2019-07-02: I would not want to get in the way of one of Rose Lavelle’s strikes! #USWNT

2019-07-02: I SAY we re-litigate the War of Independence with this #USAvENG match. Seems like a win-win. Either …

2019-07-02: I’m giving intermittent fasting a try. 16 hrs of fasting and 8 hrs (noon to 8pm) of eating each day. …

2019-07-01: "My Palms and Fingers Still Reek of Gasoline" I find the song “Passerine” by The Oh Hellos particularly haunting. Especially the …

2019-06-30: I’m really enjoying listening to “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David …

2019-06-28: The #USWNT is solely responsible for my patriotrism these days.

2019-06-28: Anyone on micro.blog using Ko-Fi? ko-fi.com

2019-06-28: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: Writing My Dissertation vs. Funding Abortion I’m two years in to my PhD program, and I need to finish writing this dissertation soon, or …

2019-06-27: “I humbly reach out to the only faction of Americans I know of who have the ear of the …

2019-06-27: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Sermons and Meditations SOURCE: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Indexes and Supplementary Materials, ed. Victoria J. Barnett et al., …

2019-06-27: Y’all. Am I crazy for wanting to blog about my “Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible” …

2019-06-26: German question: Does “An der Stelle der Religion steht nun die Kirche” merely locate …

2019-06-25: Excited to read this. Especially as I get ready for year 3 of my PhD program!

2019-06-23: Speech acts and acts can mean different things at different points in history. Something that meant …

2019-06-23: Just a heads-up that the following is a bad argument: “This was produced in the 1970s. Many …

2019-06-23: “The fault lies not with any one administration or politician, but with the culture: the ICE and CBP …

2019-06-23: Unacceptable. I don’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, detaining children like this is …

2019-06-22: I just wrote up a Rookie Anglican Guide to the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA)’s 2019 …

2019-06-22: Hot take: The passive voice is used (😏) FAR too often in BCP rubrics/instructions.

2019-06-21: Nope.

2019-06-14: Confession: The more times you mention “Cultural Marxism” without defining precisely …

2019-06-13: And now, for my next trick, I wil…figure out how to earn enough money while a full-time PhD …

2019-06-12: I’m putting together a registry for my ordination to the priesthood. The markup on some things …

2019-06-12: Another #TrinitySunday sermon starter: Read this article. “The Trinity in the Bible” by …

2019-06-12: Here’s a #TrinitySunday sermon starter: The doctrine of the Trinity is the Church’s …

2019-06-06: Time to get back on the GTD bandwagon in order to manage everything I’ve got going on as a …

2019-06-05: Really enjoying this book so far! I just wish there were more volumes like this, related to …

2019-06-04: God willing and the people consenting, I will be ordained a priest on Saturday, November 02!

2019-06-02: The Sooner the Conflict Comes Out into the Open, The Better. It is becoming increasingly clear to me that what we are going to get is a big, völkisch national …

2019-05-29: Oof. I hate it when “the AC isn’t getting cold” becomes “there’s a …

2019-05-27: Right on the fence between trading in my iPhone 6 for (1) an iPhone XR or (2) a dumbphone. Anyone …

2019-05-24: As I prepare to preach on John 17:20-26, I’m revisiting two of my essays: (1) …

2019-05-24: Whatever “Western Civilization” was/is, it is NOT the kingdom of God.

2019-05-24: How Did the Far Right Take Over the Web? Today’s internet users have the broadcast power once …

2019-05-24: PSA: All justice is social justice.

2019-05-20: Giving Ulysses a try since they’ve got a decent student discount.

2019-05-18: Finally taking off after sitting on a plane at the gate for 2 hours!

2019-05-18: Y’all. Quit Facebook. And Twitter. And come join us on micro.blog! Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us? …

2019-05-18: Stuck on a plane at the gate due to Chicagoland weather on my way back home from #intersection19 in …

2019-05-12: Basic basement home gym, pt. 3

2019-05-12: Basic basement home gym, pt. 2

2019-05-12: Basic basement home gym.

2019-05-12: What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than Premier League Championship Sunday?! ⚽

2019-05-10: I need to get some promotional materials printed for an upcoming conference, and I’m a …

2019-05-08: Just heard that I’ve been accepted to the 2019 Barth Graduate Student Colloquium at Princeton! …

2019-05-07: The Tree of Religion: Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the Tree of Knowledge in Genesis 2:4–3:24 (Here’s a PDF of this paper: STEELE_The Tree of Religion Barth and Bonhoeffer on the Tree of …

2019-05-07: When will Thy Kingdom Come? The Timing and Agency of the Kingdom of God in the Lord's Prayer (Here’s a PDF of this paper: STEELE_When Will Thy Kingdom Come.) Introduction: “Thy Kingdom …

2019-05-07: DONE with a very demanding 2nd academic year of doctoral studies here at Wheaton. Just one more …

2019-04-29: Why aren’t BDAG and HALOT included in the Logos Bible Software Academic Standard and/or …

2019-04-29: Ran a half marathon yesterday in 01:59:15. Not my best time, but, considering that I only ran about …

2019-04-20: Into the Far Country Jesus Christ has gone into the far country in our stead, to bring us home to God!

2019-04-19: Only the Suffering God Can Help

2019-04-18: The Last Supper is not just a one-time event, some two-thousand years ago. Instead, Holy Communion, …

2019-04-12: What’s something helpful and informative to read in order to better understand the cultural …

2019-04-10: What are your "must-own" biblical and theological studies reference works? It just happened again. I had to consult “BDAG,” A Greek–English Lexicon of the New …

2019-04-09: I was ordained a Deacon by Archbishop Foley Beach in the Anglican Diocese of the South. However, …

2019-04-07: “Baby’s First Stomach Bug” is making its way through our house. Lord, have mercy.

2019-04-05: Douglas Sweeney will replace Timothy George as Dean of Beeson Divinity School, my seminary alma …

2019-04-02: Help me achieve my home gym dream I’m trying to put together a basic home gym in our basement apartment. Mainly, I’m …

2019-03-30: Thanking God that my father’s kidneys seem to be recovering quite well. Also, they …

2019-03-30: Here’s what I’m up to now: www.joshuapsteele.com/now/

2019-03-20: NO! The half-hearted cougher is back, right outside my library carrel again.

2019-03-19: Would it be rude to angrily bring a glass of water and a cough drop to the undergrad who keeps …

2019-03-17: Anyone else on micro.blog use Freedom? What are your thoughts?

2019-03-15: Thanks for the prayers. I’m back home in IL now. My dad, Patrick, is doing better, but …

2019-03-13: Prayers appreciated for my father, Patrick. He’s got a septic MRSA infection that’s …

2019-03-08: I’ve got a Wordpress/blog question. I’ve used Wordpress’s export/import to move …

2019-03-08: Learn more about Rublev's Trinity icon [video] I’ve always wanted to learn more about Andrei Rublev’s famous icon of the Trinity. If …

2019-03-07: Let's learn how to be bored again From “In Praise of Boredom,” by James K.A. Smith. But I know at least this: Instagram …

2019-03-03: Theology is exegesis: John Webster on what we can learn from Barth and Bonhoeffer John Webster’s essay, “Reading the Bible: The Example of Barth and Bonhoeffer” …

2019-03-01: Great nugget of wisdom in this piece on digital minimalism for parents. One interesting strategy I …

2019-02-26: What a fantastic book! A wonderful demonstration of “the hermeneutical fruitfulness of trinitarian …

2019-02-24: Reading through von Harnack’s “What is Christianity?”

2019-02-23: Confession: I don’t like offering both wine and grape juice at communion. Would rather just do wine. …

2019-02-23: Use Rapoport's Rules for Better Conversations and Disagreements I’m reading Walter Sinnott-Armstrong’s excellent book, Think Again: How to Reason and …

2019-02-23: My Todoist subscription is almost up. Anyone want to talk me into using a different task manager? …

2019-02-19: It really feels like I should stop what I’m doing and read this book.

2019-02-12: There's more than one kind of "priesthood" in the New Testament Just came across this article in New Blackfriars, and it looks helpful, especially in the context of …

2019-02-10: I’m looking for books & articles about confessional differences (mainly Lutheran vs. …

2019-01-31: Women's Ordination Debates in Anglicanism: The 2017 ACNA Report and the 2003 AMIA Report I became an “egalitarian” in college, before I became an Anglican in seminary. …

2019-01-31: It’s -23F right now. High of 50 on Monday. Talk about weather whiplash!

2019-01-30: Chilly.

2019-01-29: Wheaton College just emailed out this helpful infographic. Classes are cancelled tomorrow.

2019-01-29: Barth, the Bible, and "What we ought to do" Came across this Barth quote in Church Dogmatics II/2 this morning. I really like it, because …

2019-01-29: I like cold weather more than most people. But gosh it’s coooold and geting colder in …

2019-01-28: Y’all, I just took a look at Twitter for a minute (via the @Anglican_Pastor account I run) and …

2019-01-28: Here’s Part 2 of our interview with Tish Harrison Warren at Anglican Pastor. I really …

2019-01-28: fs.blog Getting Ahead By Being Inefficient

2019-01-28: New challenge: I need to figure out a way to cite this graphic novel about Dietrich Bonhoeffer in my …

2019-01-26: Karl Barth’s Gesamtausgabe (“Complete/Collected Edition”): A List of Works Note that, as of 2019-01-26, 54 volumes of the Gesamtausgabe have been published. Unfortunately, …

2019-01-26: A List of Karl Barth's Sermons To make this list, I’ve used the data available in the Digital Karl Barth Library. I’ve …

2019-01-24: It’s much easier to avoid or remove temptation than it is to resist it! Use your willpower and …

2019-01-24: Reading James Clear, Atomic Habits: You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the …

2019-01-24: I’m very thankful for micro.blog! I’m wondering, though, what’s the best way to get others to quit …

2019-01-23: What's the relationship between biblical and systematic/dogmatic theology? This is the question we’re considering this week in our doctoral seminar on biblical and …

2019-01-22: Finally, there’s some ecclesiology. Thanks, Vanhoozer!

2019-01-22: Reading a bunch of things about the relationship between biblical theology and systematic theology. …

2019-01-22: German speakers, help! What’s the difference: between “Wiederbringung” and …

2019-01-22: Spirit, Flesh, Restoration, and Sublimation There’s an intriguing passage in Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison where he …

2019-01-21: StickKing to the Slow Carb Diet Last night, the scale read 192.4. I’d really like it to read 180 or less. So, in lieu of how …

2019-01-20: 👏 Bonhoeffer 👏 was 👏 not 👏 a 👏 conservative 👏 evangelical. 👏 Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

2019-01-18: Barth and Bonhoeffer on Religion's False God(s) In The Epistle to the Romans, Barth writes the following concerning the false image of God at the …

2019-01-18: Happy Confession of St. Peter to everyone. Here’s an appropriate Bonhoeffer quote I found this …

2019-01-17: Karl Barth's Reversal on the "Knowledge of Good and Evil" I argue that, although Barth’s interpretation of the Genesis passages changed between The Epistle to …

2019-01-17: So. Many. Adverbs. 😑

2019-01-16: I wish these 2 Barth (and Bonhoeffer) books would come out sooner! (Note: Read more about my work on Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible here.) I’m really looking …

2019-01-15: So far, StickK has done wonders for my writing habit. Should I use it to put $$ on the line to …

2019-01-15: Bourbon + maple syrup + bitters = 🥃👍

2019-01-15: A Prayer of Confession To start off the semester the other day, we prayed this prayer of confession together as a class. …

2019-01-14: Help! I’m trying to get ahold of Die täglichen Lösungen und Lehrtexte der Brüdergemeine für …

2019-01-13: What blogs are you reading? Right now, I’m using the RSS readers Inoreader and Reeder to subscribe to the following blogs: …

2019-01-12: No money going to the NRA today! Putting money on the line (with StickK) is really helping to …

2019-01-10: First try of AeroPress with hot water from the library’s Keurig machine was a success!

2019-01-08: Help me StickK to my writing habit I need to finish this dissertation. To do so, I need to write regularly. For me, that means writing …

2019-01-07: Any clever ways out there to incentivize a writing habit? I might need to put more skin in the game …

2019-01-06: Any Limetown fans here on micro.blog? I’m still trying to decide what I think about season 2…

2019-01-04: Bonhoeffer's "Definition" of "Religion" in Prison: 15 Facets/Aspects Based upon my own reading of Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison [DBWE 8], here is my …

2019-01-03: What’s the best book out there on copywriting?

2018-12-28: Holidazed.

2018-12-25: “O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant …

2018-12-24: Thinking about getting my dad a micro.blog so that he can post his poetry, but I don’t know …

2018-12-24: Here’s the disappointing homily I preached on Christmas morning 2016.

2018-12-24: Looking for resources to teach people over 40 some basic internet/tech skills. Do you know of …

2018-12-20: Introduction to Christian Theology: A Draft Syllabus As a part of my “pedagogical experience” at Wheaton College this semester, I was …

2018-12-19: If you’re still on Facebook: Why? Give this a read and delete your Facebook account.

2018-12-13: If you were teaching a one-semester overview of Christian Theology, what textbook/readings would you …

2018-12-12: I’m working on my long list of systematic theologies. Please take a look and comment if …

2018-12-11: My Karl Barth Software Drama Continues: Inaccurate Page Numbers in Logos Previously, I wrote about how the Scripture search tool in the Digital Karl Barth Library was …

2018-12-10: Really enjoying @Logos so far. However, my copy of Barth’s Church Dogmatics, in English, …

2018-12-10: Sermon manuscript.

2018-12-10: Alright. I’ve got 7 days to write 5000 words on Karl Barth’s theological interpretation of Genesis …

2018-12-09: Preparing the Way of the Lord in the Wilderness: Luke 3:1-6 I’d like to pray this week’s collect again: Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to …

2018-12-09: I preached last night on Luke 3:1-6. Preparing the way of the Lord in the wilderness is not …

2018-12-07: I’m wondering if we could get Cal Newport to join micro.blog! On Blogs in the Social Media Age.

2018-12-07: Where are the margins of safety in your life?

2018-12-07: Could someone with Adobe Acrobat Pro please convert this PDF to a Word document for me?

2018-12-06: The Complete and Brief Metaphysics. There Won't Be Another By Leszek Kołakowski. The house which, to put it loftily, the human spirit inhabits is built on …

2018-12-04: Just found out that Noel (Fielding) from the Great British Baking Show is the actor who played Old …

2018-12-04: Decided to browse Twitter for 5 minutes via the @anglican_pastor account I run. Ran into a …

2018-12-04: According to Logos, their digital edition of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Works in English & …

2018-12-03: Interesting read, this: A Sunday in the Anglican Diaspora – Covenant

2018-12-03: Looking forward to when Logos finishes developing Bonhoeffer’s works in English and German. …

2018-12-02: “Evangelicals have thought too long in terms of accountability partners and neglected wise and …

2018-12-01: I’m trying to develop my own Zettelkasten index card system. Any other practitioners out there, …

2018-11-29: Two questions for getting clearer on your ecclesiology: 1. What things do you look for when you look …

2018-11-28: UPDATE: You can now search for Bible citations in the Digital Karl Barth Library again I recently wrote about a problem I found in Alexander Street Press’ Digital Karl Barth …

2018-11-27: Working on writing a lesson called “Religionless Christianity” vs. The Institutional Church. One of …

2018-11-26: Here’s a piece I wrote for my diocese. “Creation, Compromise, and Cowardice.”

2018-11-26: Black Friday! Capitalism! Death! Listen to this episode of Stuff You Should Know.

2018-11-24: Go Blue!

2018-11-24: Why does Wordpress keep logging me out and saying that I haven’t enabled cookies on Mozilla …

2018-11-24: The St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology sounds like it will be a marvelous resource! Think the …

2018-11-23: This is the best Advent/Christmas album I’ve ever listened to. The Oh Hellos Family Christmas Album

2018-11-23: If the “arc of history” bends toward anything other than randomness and destruction, it does so due …

2018-11-23: Interesting to compare the high holy day of Black Friday to the Christian liturgy. “Take and eat!” …

2018-11-22: I’m really interested in using Ryan Holiday’s/Robert Greene’s index card system. …

2018-11-22: This is a fantastic wooden pencil (Mitsubishi 9850) Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to this fantastic pencil: the Mitsubishi 9850. It’s …

2018-11-21: What Facebook Knew and Tried to Hide - The Daily

2018-11-21: This is an aside test.

2018-11-21: This is a status test.

2018-11-19: How to make academic conferences better: - mandatory paper uploads (a week) in advance, accessible …

2018-11-17: Going in with Logos Bible Software. I’ve pre-ordered Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works German-English (34 …

2018-11-16: Time for my yearly “I wonder how many Bible scholars and theologians are on this flight” moment.

2018-11-15: Currently reading: Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology by Kathryn Tanner 📚

2018-11-15: If micro.blog isn’t your “primary/main” blog, how do host and run your main blog? …

2018-11-15: What’s the most tactful way to address a colleague’s overuse of cologne?

2018-11-14: What's gone wrong with the Digital Karl Barth Library? As I slowly make progress on my dissertation (“Scriptural but Not Religious: Karl Barth, …

2018-11-13: The Digital Karl Barth Library is a great resource, but its search software (PhiloLogic4) recently …

2018-11-12: Will anyone else be in Denver for SBLAAR?

2018-11-12: What if we viewed politics as an industry characterized by a powerful duopoly? This is a …

2018-11-12: Theology is the Church’s critical reflection on her proclamation of the gospel. It seems especially …

2018-11-11: Instead of maintaining an Amazon-only wish list, I’ve decided to follow @marmanold’s …

2018-11-11: For those of you who are cross-posting from micro.blog to Twitter, are you doing so via a feed? Or …

2018-11-11: I’ve made over 30 days since deleting my Facebook and Twitter accounts! I’m done with …

2018-11-09: Here’s a piece I wrote: 3 Missional Opportunities for Sacramental/Liturgical Churches Take …

2018-11-09: Eva’s first snow!

2018-11-09: Justification and Sanctification For my “Pedagogical Experience” requirement at Wheaton, I’m helping to teach a …

2018-11-09: This is a test. Posting from micro.blog iOS app to Wordpress.

2018-11-07: Teaching on justification & sanctification tomorrow! Shouldn’t be hard to settle the …

2018-11-07: Happy with the new 2B Uni Kuru Toga lead I purchased for my Kuru Toga pencils! ✏️📝

2018-11-05: Finally realizing what a horrible idea Daylight Savings Time is as I try to convince our 3-month-old …

2018-11-05: First day home with the baby while my wife goes back to work.

2018-11-04: Dad’s last-minute pep talk before the baptism.

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2018-11-03: What is this? In the middle of a field at Camera Park in Glendale Heights, IL.

2018-11-02: I get to baptize my baby daughter tomorrow! Excited!

2018-11-02: These books weren’t on my radar screen before reading this piece. How can we combat this ideology? …

2018-11-01: Hear, hear! Let’s bring catechesis back. Even, perhaps especially, for the churched! (Robert Jenson, …

2018-10-31: Try out the Daily Office of Morning & Evening Prayer I’ve been making “Daily Office Booklets” for a while now, putting the liturgies …

2018-10-29: If I could wave a magic wand and get people to quit Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and turn off cable …

2018-10-29: I really wish that Logos had better starter package options for theologians, but I’m excited …

2018-10-29: Still haven’t looked back after quitting Facebook and Twitter.

2018-09-27: Take Up Your Tongue and Follow Jesus This sermon, on Mark 8:27-38 and James 3:1-12, was originally preached on September 16, 2018 at …

2018-09-19: Systematic Theologies: A List (Help Me Update!) SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGIES: A LIST I put together the following list, using the 10th edition of John …

2018-09-06: Here's the Template I Use to Take Notes on Books I Read Developed from How to Read a Book, by Mortimer J. Adler. BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA: Author(s): Editor(s): …

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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There is something special …

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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I. Introduction: The Prodigal Son, Part 2

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 …

2015-07-09: Jesus is Not Just "One of Us" NOTE: The audio of the following sermon, preached on July 05, 2015 at St. Peter’s Anglican …

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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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, …

2009-06-06: My High School Graduation Valedictorian Speech was a Poem My Valedictorian Address, a Poem The following is my valedictorian speech, delivered at my high …

2009-05-10: From a Grateful Son: A Mother's Day Poem The following is an original Mother’s Day poem of mine, that I wrote for my mom (the best mom …