… but funny nonetheless. Did you hear the story about the college student who told his grandma and grandpa that “LGBTQ” stood for “Let’s get Biden to quit”? So his grandparents went around writing LGBTQ on everything? Their email signatures, etc? I CANNOT be the only person who thinks that’s funny. Even though it’s probably … Continue reading Too Good 2B True …
What Is “Woke”?
As a public service, I shall now attempt to define "woke" for all of us (myself included) who don't always know what it means. “Wokeness” exists at four different levels, increasing from harmless to virulent. At its most basic level, "woke" refers to seeing things you haven't seen before. The way you look at the … Continue reading What Is “Woke”?
So: a series of posts on race, this and the next focusing on race essentialism. A couple of observations to begin with: FIRST, black people living in America know a lot more about what it's like to be black in America than I ever will. Ergo, I don't plan to talk much about what black … Continue reading Race Essentialism
2 Timothy 1.8-10
For the past couple of days, I have been stuck on this passage: Do not be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God, who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not in virtue of our works … Continue reading 2 Timothy 1.8-10
Trip to Rome
Tomorrow my wife and I travel to Rome, I from Zagreb by bus, she by plane from Nashville. We will meet in Rome & fly back to Zagreb early next week. Having never been to The Eternal City, we’re both really psyched about spending a couple of days there. Even the rain showers in the … Continue reading Trip to Rome
The Greatness of Freddie deBoer
If you want to understand how "progressives" think, you should read Freddie deBoer's Substack. FdB is a brilliant writer and observer of things political and cultural. He is close enough to the progressives to see them up close and personal, but far enough away to offer clear-eyed descriptions and criticisms. A foul-mouthed stoner prophet to … Continue reading The Greatness of Freddie deBoer
Race, Racism, and Justice
Sorry to be so inconsistent with posting. I have been rewriting old lectures for my graduate class in New Testament theology, which I am teaching at VETU (http://www.evtos.hr/en/home/) in Osijek, Croatia. And--to be honest--prepping for the lectures is kicking my tail. I am thinking about posting those lectures on a podcast, maybe resurrect the old … Continue reading Race, Racism, and Justice
I delivered my first online lecture for the Evangelical Theological Seminary (Visoko evanđeosko teološko učilište, or VETU) in Osijek, Croatia yesterday. The class was "Contemporary Approaches to New Testament Theology", and we discussed the differences between biblical theology and systematic theology, and how theology can inform worldview. It was SO GOOD to be lecturing again; … Continue reading Theology Class
The Worst Threat Christianity in America Faces
What is the worst threat Christianity in America (or anywhere) faces today? Lots of candidates, lots of ink being spilled and dollars being raised over that question. So much of the current culture war depends on people on the right being convinced that wokeness is the worst threat America faces. Let me let you in … Continue reading The Worst Threat Christianity in America Faces