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Looking for Home in a Post-Denominational Context

Through all my church and educational life, people have encouraged me to not just believe what others believe, but to search the Scriptures to find out what I believe on various topics. Now that I have done so, I have no idea where "home" is...

The Purpose of Christian Education is…Love!

As I complete my MA in theology, I am left wondering “what is the point of it all? What is Christian teaching supposed to accomplish?” 1 Timothy 1:5 gives the answer: when done right, Christian teaching produces genuine, solid, loving, caring people. This is the “goal of our instruction.” I hope you enjoy this video, where I explore this theme.

Seminary: Was it Worth It?

Wouldn't it be horrible if I graduated from seminary with some sense of certainty? If, for example, I knew what and how to preach, knew how to tell right from wrong, or felt confident in discerning thorny biblical problems? What if my confidence was ill-place? What if my confidence -- ill placed or not -- let me to pride?

The "Magic Wand of Scholarly Consensus" in Hermeneutics

[John Piper said:] I saw it up close and from the inside and found early on that this global king of biblical scholarship had no clothes on. I was disillusioned by such scholarship. ....driven by the need for peer approval, using technical language to conceal ambiguity, moving from skepticism to authority by the 'magic wand of scholarly consensus'...

The Absurdity of Originality

Thought is impossible without a worldview: but worldviews are made up of little thoughts all stuck together. But you cannot have any thoughts - little or big - without a worldview. Which came first? Which supports the other?