Sometimes, when one falls under the influence of a particular author or scholar, one comes to see their opinions as indisputable. They become a theological map-maker (cartographer) for us rather than a trail-guide or teacher. When was the last time you took serious issue with a scholar most of yourContinue Reading

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: I’m going to be launching a podcast in a couple of weeks. It will be short (15 minutes or so in length), and aimed at providing practical ministry advice of all kinds. I hope you’ll find it helpful. The Pope is in town.Continue Reading

stream of consciousness

Here are some things I’m thinking about this Friday morning: Emily and 11 others from New Vintage Church began running the Ragnar Relay this morning. It’s a 200-mile relay race from Huntington Beach, through Orange and San Diego counties to the end of Coronado Island. No thanks. I love hiking,Continue Reading