Paradox in Preaching

My current reading project is Willimon’s Conversations with Barth on Preaching. It is a fascinating book for any number of reasons, but it is especially helpful if you happen to be, ahem, a preacher. I was warned as a young college student to be afraid of Barth and his strange version of unorthodox orthodoxy, and… Continue reading Paradox in Preaching

Discern Your Doctrine with Love

Discern Your Doctrine (Mark Dever) Trevin Wax: What is at stake in this debate over justification? If one were to adopt Piper’s view instead of yours, what would they be missing? NT Wright: What’s missing is an insistence on Scripture itself rather than tradition . . . Kingdom People (NT Wright) or here Unfinished Christianity.)… Continue reading Discern Your Doctrine with Love

Four Sermons on Resurrection

Here are the links to four sermons I preached last summer on the resurrection of Jesus. Each sermon was introduced by watching a clip from a DVD featuring NT Wright. There are four sections to the DVD and I roughly followed their progression. The video is ‘on location’ and it is excellent. The main… Continue reading Four Sermons on Resurrection

Day 11, Colossians 1:13-14: The Kingdom of the Son He Loves

The Kingdom of the Son He Loves “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Dunn wrote, “The implication, therefore, is not so much that the darkness has been already stripped of its… Continue reading Day 11, Colossians 1:13-14: The Kingdom of the Son He Loves

Rare Baseball Post: An Indifferent Media?

There is a poll at right now that posed the question: Who do you most blame most for the steroid mess in baseball? The choices are as follows: The Players who cheated The players who knew, but looked the other way Players Union Commissioner’s Office Indifferent Media Did you see the last one? Indifferent… Continue reading Rare Baseball Post: An Indifferent Media?

Sky Cast: The Older Brother, Luke 15

Friends, I published the manuscript version of this Skycast earlier and it is also available at This sermon is based on Luke 15, but I drew heavily upon ideas that were developed in Tim Keller’s wonderful book The Prodigal God. I highly recommend this book. The sermon itself is based on the idea that… Continue reading Sky Cast: The Older Brother, Luke 15