February 28, 2018

Hearing from readers who find the Where True Love Is devotional helpful or healing is a wonderful joy.

Hearing from clergy takes that emotion to an even higher level.

I'm so grateful for such encouraging words. 

February 27, 2018

Matt 7:15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 

This verse from Matthew is often used to describe people like me who offer apologetics for Christ's acceptance of same-sex relationships. I've be...

February 20, 2018

 I'm having a hard time being productive today. My heart is heavy from the news of school shootings and the arguments and division which fill the news and social media. It's hard to hold on to energy and enthusiasm, but I have to do it. The need to bring God's kingdom...

February 19, 2018

A few days ago I received the message below:

I appreciate your generosity in offering them [Kindle versions of Where True Love Is] for free on Valentine's Day and made a point to download the book.

I sat down at lunch to start reading it and your introduction gave...

February 15, 2018

The Where True Love Is devotional is structured to lead the reader on a journey of scriptural exploration. Each week centers around a specific topic. The first week deals with the question "Who is God?" 

Here's the introduction to the week, along with the first devoti...

February 13, 2018

A version of this article first appeared on the author's Theology of Desire blog.

Lent is the Old English word for spring, but in almost all other languages the term derives from the Latin term quadragesima or "the 40 days." 40 is the traditional number of days for disc...

February 12, 2018

This article originally appeared in Impact Magazine in February, 2018.

Dr. Pauli Murray was a remarkable woman who shattered ceilings of glass and perhaps even iron. Articles about Murray describe her as a black queer feminist civil rights activist lawyer poet professor...

February 9, 2018

St. Valentine’s Day has a rich and interesting history. February 14 is the date we celebrate because of a belief in the middle ages that birds began to pair halfway through the second month of the year. Given this belief, the date became associated with love, and was d...

February 9, 2018

This article originally appeared in Impact Magazine in January, 2018.

I’ve read a number of rebuttals to John Piper’s recent declaration titled Is There a Place for Female Professors at Seminary? Each response addresses the groaningly geriatric nature of the concept tha...

February 1, 2018

The woman said to him, “Sir, I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.” Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on...

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