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Overthinking Christian

Our scope here is to rattle evangelical norms that threaten biblical norms (as well as pretend we are smarter and more "spiritual" than we actually are).

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Is the Church Disappearing? A Review of Mark Sayers’ “Disappearing Church”

(By Cristian Boanca) In the last couple of months, not a few Christians have been engaging (or reacting to) the tidal wave of societal issues that have billowed over both our Christian and cultural landscape. Local churches have often endured... Continue Reading →

The Appeal & Danger of Celebrity Culture in the Church

Francis Chan stepped down a number of years ago from the church he had pastored for seventeen years in California. His reason? He stated that in the hallways of the church, he heard his name being echoed more than discussions... Continue Reading →

Trusting in Chariots & Horses: Jesus, Children, & Politics (Mark 9:30-37 for our Political Climate)

In Mark 9:30-37 we find Jesus’ disciples identifying with power in the way our world normally does. Perhaps it’s a bit refreshing to know that even the disciples struggled with this. But as Christians who carry Christ in our name,... Continue Reading →

Staying True To Our Call in The Digital Age: Introducing “Analog Church”

Before COVID-19, the notion of digital church was taking off and the reality of “church online.” Pastor Jay Kim speaks into that in his latest, Analog Church: Why We Need Real People And Things In The Digital Age, which basically... Continue Reading →

Favorite Summer Reading 2020: Intriguing Resources

Below you will find a list of resources I found intriguing as I read through them this summer. All resources are books that are at least fairly fresh off the press. Here's my list in no particular order. The Ten... Continue Reading →

A Timely Prayer by Clement of Rome

We beseech thee, Master, to be our helper and protector. Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly; raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly;

Summer Reading: Favorite Resources on Paul (2020)

Not all my summers look the same, but this summer I was privileged to read a lot of new books. I will be releasing a series of lists of some of the books that stood out, and will be starting... Continue Reading →

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