Category: Church and Scholarship

A Confusing Time

It's a confusing time to be part of God's church in the West. We live in the third century of a grand social experiment: life without God in all of its many spheres.People today do not want authority in their lives, but they feel something profoundly spiritual.People generally people do not trust our old stories ...

Finding our Way Through Post-Modernity

Post-modernity, as a title for our era, describes the breakup of our foundations.  Not everyone likes the word “Post-Modernity” or thinks it is helpful. It does its good work, though, to help us understand why things like gender roles, religion, claims to know the truth, approaches to relationships, and even things like Christmas are no ...

Initial Thoughts on Being a Pastor NT Scholar

It may be news to some that I am about to move to Canada to answer a call to ministry. I will be "Lead and Teaching Pastor" at Grassroots Church, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. God appears to be calling me--after having earning a PhD in New Testament from an Ancient Scottish University--into the local church. Unfortunately, ...