Sunday, January 01, 2017

Essays


Links to some of my more popular and noteworthy essays:

(Another) List of Top Evangelicals You Should Know 
What's So Special about Christianity, Anyway? 
God Will Often Give You More than You Can Handle 
1 Corinthians 13 (A Modern Translation) 
Did Jesus Really Exist? (or, Why You Shouldn't Trust Theology on TV)
Can It Be Morally Responsible Not to Vote? 
Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? 
How Evangelicals Ruined Marriage 
My Church's Role in Martin Luther King's Formation
How to Be Human in a Cyborg Age
Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking 
Exploding the Myth of the Dynamic Church 
Is Christianity in Danger of Vanishing? (Series Introduction) 
We Need More Agnostics in Church 
Guns, Self-Defense, and the Gospel 
Should Boys Be Allowed to Pretend They're Shooting Guns at Each Other? 
Should We Say "Merry Christmas"? 
How to Subvert Societal Delusions by Saying "Merry Christmas!"
Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? 
How to Celebrate Halloween as an Act of Christian Discipleship
Why I'm Sending My Kids to Public School 
What Is "Faith"? A Response to Neil deGrasse Tyson 
Have You Been Over-Sexualized by Our Culture? 
The Sign of the Cross in the Old Testament 
What Do Those Funny Letters Mean? A Guide to Symbolic Abbreviations in Church 
Is the USA the Best Country in the World? 
My Theological Statement 
95 Theses (Theological Essays) 
Jesus' Baptism as a Re-Enactment of Creation
Stand in Prayer: Claiming Your Identity 
Prayer as the Fulfillment of Human Identity 
Prayer as the Essential Expression of Christian Faith 
Prayer Is Always Communal 
The Power of Communal Prayer 
Choosing a Worldview: Should We Judge from the Worst, or the Best? 
We Grieve, and We Go On: Pastoral Reflections on the Election 
The Christian Emperor and the Church's Counter-Revolution 
The Dangerous Politics of Pride 
On Gay Marriage: An Outline of My Position 
On Rights and Identity 
Fractals and the Beauty of Denominationalism 
"Vision" and the Church 
A Relationship with God 
The Pastor as Image-Bearer 
Caring When You Just Don't Care: Pastoral Ministry and Compassion Fatigue 
Keep the Words of This Prophecy: What Should We Do with Revelation? 
In Defense of Josh Duggar: Has the Church Failed Our Young Men? 
On Atheists and Apologetics (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3)
On the Confederate Flag 
How to Be Pro-Gun without Being a Heretic 
The Meaning of Salvation: A Perspective from the Early Church Fathers 
Awestruck Musings: The Incarnation 
The Mysteries: Why Did Jesus Have to Die? 
Nothing Is Small to Us  
Fatherhood (or, What It's Like to Be God)
Navigating the Rapids of Life 
Do Something Great 
Finding God in the Smell of Mud 
A Call to Soulful Rest
You Can('t) Change the World 
You Can Become All Flame 
How to Vote 
Becoming Missional (and Apparently Very Worried) 
Adoniram Judson's Missionary Legacy (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4)
On Being a Pastor-Writer 
Life in the Slow Lane 
On Music, and How to Be Human 
God and Country: The Dangers of American Patriotism in the Church 
How Should We Do Missions? Insights from the First Millennium of Christian History 
The Wonder of It All: A Look at Christian Mysticism 
How Should Evangelicals Feel about the Pope? 
Popes and Scriptures: The Quest for Infallibility 
Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays? 
Neo-Monasticism (Essay Series) 
Technology Is not Neutral 
Meekness and Polemics 
Missions and the Millennium 
Can Politics Save the World? 
Facebook, Friendship, and Self-Knowledge 
On New Year's Resolutions 
Thoughts on Sports (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3)
On Aging 

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