Index of Topics

ABORTION

(1 July 2010) Hate This Child

(9 Mar 2010) My Position On Abortion

APOLOGETICS

“Where should I start?”

(08 July 2012) Letter to a European Church-Planter

Historical Issues

(26 July 2012) Does Religion Cause Violence?

(11 July 2012) How Did Judas Die, And Did He Buy a Field?

(18 Feb 2012) Must We Run?

(17 June 2012) Why Were Adam and Eve Punished for Grasping After Knowledge?

(20 Dec 2011) God’s Love at the Tower of Babel

(10 Dec 2011) Apologetics and Attitude

(16 Sept 2011) Willian Lane Craig on Emergent, PostModernity, and Current Apologetics

(10 Nov 2010) Augustine on “Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People”

(24 Oct 2010) A Discussion on Justice, Hell and the Moral Uprightness of God

(24 Oct 2010) Does God Have A Right To Judge?

(12 Oct 2010) How Could A Loving God Also Be Jealous?

(6 Oct 2010) Zeitgeist Debunked!

(30 Mar 2010) The Artificial Sterility of Naturalistic Atheism

(5 Feb 2010) Apologetics: The Traitor’s Art (A “Top-Ten” Post!)

BARTH

(20 Feb 2011) Still Awaiting a Barthian Response to Van Til

(18 Feb 2011) Barthian Ethics: He Can Negate – But Can He Mandate?

(18 Jan 2011) Barth in Conversation with a JW

(16 Jan 2011) Barth: Postmodern and Christian?

(16 Feb 2011) Barth: Ever Learning, Never Understanding?

(15 Jan 2010) Barth: Influenced, but not yet Convinced

(5 Jan 2011) My Barthian Breakdown

(3 Jan 2011) Barth Class

(1 Feb 2011) How Barth “Actualized Chalcedon”

(1 Jan 2011) Barth Quotes, with Interactions

(24 Dec 2010) Stubborn Theology

(17 Dec 2010) Barth: Theology of God

(7 Dec 2010) Questions for Barth on Scripture

(6 Dec 2010) Barth: Musings on “God Here and Now”

(4 Dec 2010) Barth: Goals for Class

(2 Dec 2010) Barth at the News-Stand

(24 Nov 2010) Barth: The Gospel in Moderation

(20 Nov 2010) Barthianism: Panacea, or Placebo?

(16 Nov 2010) Initial Musings on Barth

(23 Jan 2010) Questions for My Barthian Teacher

(7 July 2008) Pestering my Barthian Teacher

BIBLE STUDIES/RESOURCES

(08 Jan 2012) All My Dirty Little Secrets for Writing Quality Seminary Papers FAST

(14 Dec 2011) Easy, Free, Meaningful Candle-Light Service

(12 Nov 2011) Free Class On Worship Leading (Audio Lectures)

(08 Oct 2011) The Pastor’s Resume: A Bible-Study for Young Pastors

(3 May 2011) Idolatry and Worship of the True God (Youth Lesson Plan)

(30 Apr 2011) Evil Robots (Youth Study Plan)

 CALVINISM/ARMINIANISM

(10 Feb 2010) Eternal Security: Here We Go Again… : (

(2 Feb 2010) Bruxy’s Arminianism vs. Driscoll’s Calvinism…?

CESSATIONISM/CHARISMANIA

(14 Sept 2010) Does God Speak To Us Today? (or, on listening prayer)

CHURCH HISTORY

(15 Nov 2011) Church History in 20 Minutes!

(7 July 2010) Modernity and the Roots of Classical Liberalism (A “Top-Ten” post)

(7 July 2010) The Concise Definition of Christian Liberalism (A “Top-Ten” post)

(15 June 2010) The Man Who Wrote “Liberalism and Christianity” (A “Top-Ten” post)

(4 Feb 2010) A Brief History of Christian Doctrine

CHURCH FATHERS

(27 Sept 2010) An Inspiring Martyr Story

(23 Sept 2010) An Actual LETTER, Hand-Written by Jesus Himself?

(23 Sept 2010) A Beautiful Extra-Biblical Account of an Act of the Apostle John

(16 Aug 2010) Amazing Testimony of Early Christians

(14 Aug 2010) Insights from Ignatius

CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY/CHURCH ISSUES

(30 June 2012) Reply to Brad Jursak’s Objections to a Violent Atonement

(29 June 2012) Sermon on the Atonement

(18 Feb 2012) Must We Run?

(31 Feb 2012) A Biblical Theology of Teaching in an African Context

(13 Feb 2012) How Fearing God Changes Everything

(29 Feb 2012) Preach the Gospel, If Necessary Use….Wait…When is it NOT Necessary to Use Words?!

(11 Feb 2012) Why the Fear of the Lord is “Smart”

(08 Feb 2012) Whose Fault is it When You Fail?

(09 Dec 2011) Why Are the Nice People Wrong, and the Right People Mean? (Audio)

(04 Nov 2011) Is it Time to Sacramentalize Halloween?

(11 Aug 2011) Essential and Non-Essential Theology: Who Decides Which Is Which?

(08 Aug 2011) Why Cross-Gender Counseling Among Singles Is Wrong, Part 2 (Answers to Objections)

(05 Aug 2011) Why Young Men Should NEVER Counsel/Mentor/Disciple Young Women (Or Vice Versa) Part 1

(06 July 2011) The Kindness of Critique

(31 May 2011) To Be Fully Convinced in Your Own Mind

(30 May 2011) The Link Between Open Theism and the Prosperity Gospel

CREATION SCIENCE

(15 Feb 2011) Creation Science: Two Options

(5 Feb 2009) Creation Science: Are We Shooting Ourselves in the Foot?

ENVIRONMENTALISM

(7 April 2010) Christian Environmentalism (Resources)

(5 Jan 2009) “Environmentalism: Introducing two Strangers

EMERGENT

See also “Liberalism”

(16 Sept 2011) Willian Lane Craig on Emergent, PostModernity, and Current Apologetics

(25 May 2011) Is the “Emergent Church” Dying?

(14 Apr 2011) Rob Bell, Are You On A Journey, Or Just Plain Lost?

(15 Nov 2010) What Comes First – Doctrine or Life? (A response to “Beyond Foundationalism” and “Velvet Elvis”) (A “Top-Thirty” post)

(15 Sept 2010) Review of Rob Bell’s “Velvet Elvis” (A “Top-Thirty” post)

(31 Aug 2010) Compass or Wind-Sock? (or) The Christian, Culture, and Truth

(12 Aug 2010) A Song Which Rob Bell Cannot Sing Along To

(10 Aug 2010) Emergent Posters

(27 July 2010) What is the Gospel? A Response to Liberalism and the Emergent Church (A “Top-Ten” post, containing my final position on Emergent)

(16 July 2010) Reflections on MacLaren’s “A New Kind of Christian”

(4 April 2010) Work Hard at Preaching and Teaching

(16 Feb 2010) “THE” Book To Read on Emergent

(3 Dec 2009) A Decision to Remain Undecided

(29 Nov 2009) Emergent: Monologue or Dialogue?

(28 Nov 2009) Follow-Up Post to “From….Emergent to….Conservative”

(22 Nov 2009) From “Cool Young Emergent Intellectual” to “Old-fashioned, Boring Old Conservative” (A “Top-Ten” post)

(Coming soon! My Flirtation with Emergent – an e-book compiling most of my posts from 2007-2008, highlighting my journey into and out of the Emergent movement)

GENDER ROLES

See also “Masculinity/Becoming a Man”

(21 Mar 2010) Real Woman Manifesto

(9 Mar 2010) Fighting Over the Pants, or the Crown of Thorns?

(28 Feb 2010) The Christian Gender Debate: Understanding the Four Perspectives (A “Top-Thirty post)

(8 Jan 2010) Follow-up Post to “Leadership and Submission in the Home”  (A “Top-Thirty” post)

(11 Dec 2009) Leadership and Submission in the Home (A “Top-Ten” post)


GOD-WRESTLING

(25 Feb 2012) The Problem(s) With a Personal God

(14 Feb 2012) Drawn to the Flame: Loving the Dangerous God

(11 Feb 2012) Why the Fear of the Lord is “Smart”

(03 Jan 2012) Shall I Trust You, Lord?

GOOD BOOKS

(03 Feb 2012) A Free E-Book You Should Read from 1604

FINANCES & STEWARDSHIP

(27 Apr 2011) Materialism and the Weeds of Worry

HELL & ETERNITY

(28 Feb 2012) The Good and Bad News of a Bodily Resurrection

(23 May 2011) Francis Chan on Hell

(21 May 2011) What if Mark Driscoll is Right?

(30 Oct 2010) I am Coming, Cawed the Raven

(12 Oct 2010) How Could A Loving God Also Be Jealous?

(10 Aug 2010) Reconsidering the Afterlife

(9 April 2010) Bruxy On The Afterlife

(4 April 2010) Piper: “Behold now the…severity of God!”

(12 Dec 2009) Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

HERMENEUTICS

(18 May 2010) The “Magic Wand of Scholarly Consensus” in Hermeneutics

(7 May 2010) The Perspicuity of Scriptures

(15 Mar 2010) The Absurdity of Originality

HOMOSEXUALITY

(03 July 2011) Driscoll on Homosexuality

(10 Oct 2010) What Do Homosexuality, Women in the Church & Home, Fornication, Divorce & Remarriage, Emergent & Hell All Have In Common?

(3 Oct 2010) The Campolos on Homosexuality

(23 Sept 2010) Reflections on the Interview, where Jennifer Knapp “Comes out of the closet”

(21 Sept 2010) Sin Lists and Why We (Should) Love Them

(28 Aug 2010) The “Homosexuality Issue” as a Litmus-Test of Orthodoxy

HOW MY FAITH SURVIVED SEMINARY

(7 July 2010) Modernity and the Roots of Classical Liberalism (A “Top-Ten” post)

(7 July 2010) The Concise Definition of Christian Liberalism (A “Top-Ten” post)

(15 June 2010) The Man Who Wrote “Liberalism and Christianity” (A “Top-Ten” post)

(27 Mar 2010) Machen: The Morpheus to My Neo?

(18 May 2010) The “Magic Wand of Scholarly Consensus” in Hermeneutics

(3 Feb 2010) Whose Thoughts are in my Head?

(25 Dec 2010) Frustration at Christian Academia

(21 Dec 2010) A Wise Shepherd of a Wandering Mind

(21 Dec 2010) The Seas of Confusion

(2 Nov 2009) Taking My Education Into My Own Hands

LIBERALISM

(01 Dec 2011) A Good (Short!) Video on Inerrancy

(30 July 2011) Is Liberalism the Same as Christianity?

(16 July 2011) Why I Can’t Work With a Mission That Denies Inerrancy

(27 May 2011) Doubting the Skeptics: A Seminar Examining Secular Scholarship on the Origins of Christianity

(26 May 2011) What Does Eusebius (300 AD) Say About the Gospels?

(20 May 2011) The Serpent’s Song

(15 Apr 2011) How Machen Helps Me Sort Out Wacky Jesus Scholarship

(13 July 2010) What is Liberalism? (A “Top-Ten” post)

(7 July 2010) Modernity and the Roots of Classical Liberalism (A “Top-Ten” post)

(7 July 2010) The Concise Definition of Christian Liberalism

(15 June 2010) The Man Who Wrote “Liberalism and Christianity” (A “Top-Ten” post)

(27 Mar 2010) Machen: The Morpheus to My Neo?

MARRIAGE

(15 Aug 2011) What GOD Has Joined Together….REALLY?!

MASCULINITY/BECOMING A MAN

(20 Mar 2010) Driscoll on Parenting Daughters

(19 Feb 2010) A Marriage Pre-Requisite Sermon

( 30 Nov 2009) The Peter Pan Syndrome

MISSIONS

(01 Jan 2012) How God Called Me to Missions

MODERNITY/POSTMODERNITY

(12 July 2010) The Myth of Postmodernity

(7 July 2010) Modernity and the Roots of Classical Liberalism

(15 June 2010) The Man Who Wrote “Liberalism and Christianity”

(5 May 2010) Deconstructing the Modern Man Part 2: Immanuel Kant

(20 April 2010) Deconstructing the Modern Man, Part 1: The Enlightenment

PACIFISM

(23 Nov 2011) Why I am a Pacifist (Mat. 5:38-48) (Audio Sermon)

(23 Sept 2010) An Inconsistency in John Piper’s treatment of Matt. 5

(24 Aug 2010) Erasmus’ Complaint of Peace

(16 Aug 2010) Amazing Testimony of Early Christians

(15 Aug 2010) How Pacifism Provides an Answer to The Most Difficult Passage in the Bible (Psalm 137:9)

(14 Aug 2010) Pacifism & Church History

(14 Aug 2010) (Pacifism) Disturbing Youtube Vid

(14 Aug 2010) Listen to Bruxy, then Let’s Talk About Pacifism

(31 July 2010) Pacifism: A Hypothetical Scenario

(12 Nov 2009) Notes on Pacifism

(3 Jun 2009) The Politics of St. Augustine (research paper)

(11 Nov 2008) Remembrance Day Post

(10 Nov 2008) Pacifism Part 2: Pro-Pacifism

(12 Oct 2008) A Letter to Bruxy Cavey on Pacifism

PARENTING

(1 July 2010) Hate This Child

(20 May 2010) Finding the Humour in Rage

(20 Mar 2010) Driscoll on Parenting Daughters

PERSONAL JOURNEY

See also “Emergent” and “How my Faith Survived Seminary”

(13 July 2012) My Purpose in Life

(14 Dec 2011) Easy, Free, Meaningful Candle-Light Service

(20 Nov 2011) (Why I am) Reformed AND Mennonite (Audio)

(17 Aug 2011) How I Learn

(14 July 2011) What I Believe: The Essentials

(06 July 2011) Looking for Home in a Post-Denominational Context

(25 May 2011) From Doubt to Faith, Part 2

(22 May 2011) From Doubt to Faith, Part 1

(31 Mar 2011) The Purpose of Christian Education is…Love!

(20 Feb 2011) Seminary: Was it Worth It?

(31 Oct 2010) Conversatin with the Chief Shepherd

(24 Sept 2010) Lunky The Ox

(25 Aug 2010) My Peace I Give You

(16 Aug 2010) Worship in Unworthiness

(28 July 2010) The Theologian’s Prayer

(19 May 2010) Verse of the Day

(12 May 2010) Humility Sabbatical

(15 Mar 2010) The Absurdity of Originality

(22 Feb 2010) Boldness from Compassion, Not Indifference

(12 Feb 2010) Seven Years in Arabia (About the Author)

PERSONAL PIETY/DEVOTIONS

(13 July 2011) The Legitimacy of a Prayer-Retreat

(25 May 2011) What the Young Can Learn from the Old on Personal Piety

PHILOSOPHY/METAPHYSICS

See also “Theology Proper”

(16 Dec 2011) Truth and Christianity

(5 Oct 2011) Truth

(16 Sept 2011) Willian Lane Craig on Emergent, PostModernity, and Current Apologetics

(29 July 2011) I Am Far Too Premodern To Be Postmodern

(12 July 2010) The Myth of Postmodernity

(15 Mar 2010) The Absurdity of Originality

(3 Feb 2010) Whose Thoughts are in my Head?

POETRY

(20 Jan 2012) What Have We Done Against the Son?

(28 May 2011) A (bad!) Poem on Procrastination

WORLD RELIGIONS

(1 Sept 2011) Cults Like Dandilions

(1 Jun 2011) Enya or Jesus: “Spiritual” or “Christian”