Category Archives: Cultural Commentary

On Citizenship, Voting, and Starbucks

Disclaimer: This post is about Trump and Hillary… There… that probably weeded out quite a few readers. Who wants to read another post about the political and ethical mayhem and turmoil that is the 2016 election? Probably no one. But … Continue reading

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Composing a Doctrinal Statement [section 9 part 3 — on Gender, Family, and Divorce]

Composing a doctrinal statement (or any other essential documents) can be one of the most arduous (but crucial) projects undertaken by a church. In this series, I’m sharing my own doctrinal statement in an attempt to provide a helpful example … Continue reading

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Pray for America

You remember the account of Alexis de Tocqueville — the French political thinker and historian who came to see America in the 1830s? He famously summarized his view of America’s greatness in this way: “In the end, the state of … Continue reading

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Who was St. Patrick?

Happy St. Patty’s Day! I have to admit that, next to Easter and Christmas, my favorite holiday is St. Patrick’s Day. I love St. Patrick’s Day! The way my wife gets excited about Valentine’s Day (which is more than you … Continue reading

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The Malarkey of Visiting Heaven and the Sufficiency of Scripture

If you’ve seen the news yesterday or today, you may have been surprised to find this, this, or this. After five years of people swearing by this book, the truth has finally broken through the surface of the news. The … Continue reading

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Join the Fight Against Child Slavery

The Blog of Manly, a men’s blog that I write for, has set up a fundraiser to support Operation Underground Railroad in their mission to rescue children out of slavery. The way O.U.R. carries out their missions is somewhat unique, … Continue reading

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Shepherds 360 Conference [plans for 2015]

My church, Colonial Baptist Church, in conjunction with Shepherds Theological Seminary (which I am attending), recently concluded their first annual national church leaders’ conference. The theme was, “Christ and our changing culture,” and the speakers included names such as Al … Continue reading

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Resources for the Study of Gender Roles

In my recent introductory survey of gender roles and sundry, I promised a list of resources for further study of the issue of gender roles in the home and church, complementarianism vs. egalitarianism, feminism, etc. As promised (though far later … Continue reading

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The Menaissance [commendations and cautions]

Back when I was in college, if you walked into a coffee shop like Stoney Creek Roasters (the hub of the hipster subculture), you could infallibly forecast what every male barista would be wearing: 1) skinny jeans, 2) Toms (or … Continue reading

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Shepherds 360 Conference [Erwin Lutzer]

My church, Colonial Baptist Church, in conjunction with Shepherds Theological Seminary (which I am attending), recently concluded their first annual national church leaders’ conference. The theme was, “Christ and our changing culture,” and the speakers included names such as Al … Continue reading

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