The New Testament and Public Criticism of Politicians

  In the wake of the recent election, I have seen many Christians quote the biblical command to respect authority and pray for the leaders that God has placed over us. Two texts have been prominent in this admonition: Romans 13:1–3 and 1 Timothy 2:1–2. They read: Let every person be subject to the governing … More The New Testament and Public Criticism of Politicians

In God’s Good Time: On My first class at Northeastern Seminary

    The people’s champ must be everything the people can’t be…You must have missed the come up, I must be all I can be. Call me Mr. Mufasa, I had to master stampedes– Chance the Rapper Until what he had said came to pass, the word of the LORD tested him –Psalms 105:19 This … More In God’s Good Time: On My first class at Northeastern Seminary

Seminary and the Curse of Ham: On the need for Diverse Faculty

  Noah damning Ham, 19th-century painting by Ivan Stepanovitch Ksenofontov.   Part I: Seminary, the Sons of God, and the Curse of Ham (if all you care about is the interpretation of the curse of Ham feel free to skip to Part II below) I went seminary to learn the Bible. I think all of … More Seminary and the Curse of Ham: On the need for Diverse Faculty

All holiness is local: the feast of Saint David King of Scots!

Today I found myself struggling to find something relevant to say about Saint David King of Scots. It was my duty to speak to those gathered about a saint whose life we remembered for its witness to the gospel. But what could I say to a gathering of mostly Scots about a Scottish king when 48 hours … More All holiness is local: the feast of Saint David King of Scots!