Why I Won’t Teach My Sons to Change the World

Changing the world ain’t what it’s cracked up to be. What a burden it would be to think that in order for a life to truly count before the Lord someone must do something that has a far-reaching, epoch-sweeping impact that will echo down throughout the ages in connection with their name. Yet far too often … More Why I Won’t Teach My Sons to Change the World

Paint & Memory

I am paint and memory, Harry, paint and memory. Such is the declaration of the portrait of Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. One hallmark of the Harry Potter series is Dumbledore’s ability to see things as they really are. Dumbledore may not always make sense, but that’s because he’s staring at reality in … More Paint & Memory

Feel Bad About the Election? Me Too. And It’s Okay.

A lot of Christians feel badly right now. If they vote for Trump, they feel as though they’re casting a vote for someone they think is morally despicable. If they vote for Clinton, they feel as though they’re voting to end the lives of many unborn babies. If they vote for a third-party candidate, they feel … More Feel Bad About the Election? Me Too. And It’s Okay.

Charlotte Bound

Kate and I will see a new chapter of our lives begin on August 1. I have accepted a position at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC as the Coordinator for Christian Counseling. This position essentially encompasses academic administration, student care, and recruitment for the M.A. of Christian Counseling.  I find myself surprised when I think … More Charlotte Bound

And So It Ends

Tomorrow I will walk across the specially-erected platform perched in the center of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s lawn, shake the right hand of Dr. Albert Mohler, and take into my possession a diploma declaring me to have earned a Master of Divinity degree. Along the way I’ve read upwards of 35,000 pages of theology, written enough papers … More And So It Ends