Joel Osteen, The Gospel, & Human Suffering In December I began reading through the latest book by Joel Osteen, The Power of Favor. The pastor of one of the largest megachurches in America, Osteen is no stranger to controversy. I am... Continue Reading →
Michael F. Bird was kind enough to answer some of my questions on the essence of the gospel and modern perceptions of the good news about Jesus. (See here for the first interview in this series with Darrell Bock.) Michael... Continue Reading →
My friend Daron George was kind enough to answer some questions regarding the black experience in America and how the church (particularly white evangelicals) should respond. Associate and Student Ministries Pastor at Orlando North (Altamonte Springs, Florida), Daron's passion... Continue Reading →
My friend and colleague, pastor Tim Stobbe (senior pastor, WayPoint Church, WA) was kind enough to answer some questions related to his experience of pastoring during the lock-down, how it affected him and his congregation. Tim has been a pastor... Continue Reading →
Pastor, teacher, and my friend Ramón De Suze was kind enough to answer some questions I had relating to race, his experience as a black man in America, and where the church ties in to all of this. My questions... Continue Reading →
What does the Bible have to say about the "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter" Debate?
I had the honor of asking Tremper Longman III (PhD) some questions about the delicacy and complexity of our given situation. Tremper Longman is Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Westmont College, as well as author of The... Continue Reading →
"What is James' response to the problem of evil? Does James 5 teach that God will always heal?" and other questions answered by Dr. Craig Blomberg.]