The Gospel according to the Sacraments, Part 1

Over at the Theoplis Insitute, you can check out a guest post I wrote. It is part one of a three-part series. Here is a little blurb –   “My first title for this series of posts was ‘Evangelical Sacramental Ecumenism’ – not exactly a clickbait title. But those three words, evangelical, sacramental, and ecumenical,… Continue reading

Get Used to Disappointment: Non-Partisan Politics and the Justification of the Kingdom of God

Brett Vaden is my long-time friend and co-blogger at Philomythois. In his previous post, he invited me to “bring it on” and respond to his post, and several weeks ago, in a private conversation, he also asked me to demonstrate how a particular doctrine can have both a short summary and a broad metanarrative. Here… Continue reading

Modeling a Non-Partisan Kingdom

I want a non-partisan nation, one in which antagonist parties and their platforms no longer exist. In place of partisan politics, I would like to see unity, peace, constructive conflict, and humble alignment, the kind that many successful corporations and organizations model. I’m not advocating anarchy. No, I believe in government. It is, according to… Continue reading

NIKA, CONSTANTINE, AND THE CROSS

image CONQUEROR’S CROSS The above image is an example of early Christian graffiti. The letters IC represents the first and last letters of Jesus (Iησοῦς), and the letters XC represent the first and last letters of Christ (Xριστός). Νίκα is the Greek word for “conquer.” These letters are situated within a cross showing how Jesus… Continue reading

Gospel, Guns, and Kingdoms: Part Deux, A Reply to Spalione’s Non-passive Pacifism

My good friend and co-blogger, Michael Spalione, has posted a response to my critique of John Piper’s response to Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s remarks. And I’m now responding to him in an attempt at seeing how far down the rabbit hole of blogging back-and-forth we can go. I appreciate that he found my remarks worth not… Continue reading