Before I left Seattle to move across the country for a Master of Divinity program, I met with about a dozen Christians whose faith and leadership I’ve come to respect over the years. Their insights have been immensely helpful so far, and highlighted a lot of concepts I think academia – especially dominant culture academia … More But … What About the Gospel?
I’m home in Seattle after finishing my first semester of seminary. And now that I’m officially 1/6 of the way done with my Master of Divinity, I thought I’d take the time to summarize my past semester with some of the tweets that best summarize it. 9. 😬 WRITING THIS PAPER ON THE FILIOQUE IS … More 9 Tweets From My First Semester of Seminary
Before starting seminary, I ate lunch with nine Christian leaders whose lives and ministry I deeply respect. We met all around Seattle, up in Bellingham, over cups of locally-roasted coffee, bowls of ramen, glasses of wine, Texas BBQ – and they shared many different perspectives, from a wide variety of areas of expertise. One friend, a recent … More Diverse & Representative Leadership is Crucial for the Church’s Future
In the time of the prophet Amos, Israel — God’s chosen nation — thought it was doing a pretty good job following God. The Israelites worshipped God in their holy cities, offered sacrifices, and had great worship music. They celebrated all the religious holidays. They were solemn and devout during religious services. So when God … More Amos 5: Convicting an Unjust Society that Thinks it’s Following God Pretty Freaking Well
Just over a month ago, I moved across the country to begin a Master of Divinity program. Going to seminary — studying theology — is something I’ve dreamed about for years, but it was way too expensive. So always felt like a silly, impractical dream. I never gave it much thought. I’m floored to have … More I Started a Master of Divinity Last Month
I’ve written plenty about C.S. Lewis, whose writings — fiction and nonfiction alike — have challenged, sharpened, and encouraged my faith more than any other Christian author. But I haven’t spent as much time on some of the many other Christian authors whose writing has expanded my view of God and helped me live my … More 10 Quotes From My Favorite Christian Authors
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to lead our Sunday morning time of prayer. I was given the opportunity to write whatever I wanted … and the process of putting together a prayer for our community ended up being one of the neatest writing experiences I’ve had in a long time. God, we … More A Prayer For a Broken and Beautiful World