A far greater power…

All you need is love, love… Students at a Bible college can’t escape parsing definitions of Biblical concepts like salvation, sanctification, or the ever-contentious predestination. Whether because it’s an assignment (all you Systematic Theology students can groan!)...

Learning to Love: Problem People

Wounds. Unless they are physical, we often don’t see wounds in other people. What we do see is the negative expressions that are effects of the internal presence of their wounds. For a hypothetical example, maybe my dad was verbally abusive, could never find anything...

Learning to Love: People Reduction

We tend to reduce people to simple understandings. In his memoir The Pastor, Eugene Peterson reflects on his Uncle Sven. He first heard stories about Uncle Sven from his mother, who was nearly two decades younger than her brother. She said of him that he was kind,...

Why ABC?

A philosophy professor announced to his students that the final essay exam for his Introduction to Philosophy class would be comprehensive.  The students spent hours going over the Socratic method and Plato’s forms.  They tired their brains on epistemological and...

Ethnodoxology: Arts & Culture in the Church

Ethnodoxology: Arts & Culture in the Church SPRING BREAK 2019 MODULAR: Join us for a one-week, interactive, practical-learning experience! “Learn to help communities use their artistic talents and passions to share the love of God and respond to spiritual, social...