Mechanics & Meaning: The Nye-Ham Debate

Recently there was a highly publicized and mostly disappointing debate between the Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Ken Ham, Founder of the Christian organization Answers In Genesis.  Now in the interest of full disclosure, I need to tell you that I love Bill Nye and appreciate all that he did for Science Education back…

Making Sense Of The Day Of Pentecost

Acts 2 details the events of the first Pentecost following the resurrection and ascension of Messiah.  Too often this text is interpreted through the broken hermeneutic of popular Christian theological systems which, due to their inherently anti-Semitic prepositions, often emphasize the wrong aspects of the text.  In doing so, they render a narrative of it…

Making Sense Of The Bible – An Introduction

Knowing the right Bible answers is not the same thing as knowing the God of the Bible. Unfortunately this distinction is far too often overlooked and thus the text is approached rather haphazardly, as though it is of little consequence how one understands it so long as their answers fit the system they have aligned…

The Call to Re-Evangelize the West – Conclusion

Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Pt 1 – A Fractured Society Pt 2 – A Brave New World Pt 3 – Where Do We Go From Here Conclusion Conclusion Late in the Eighteenth century a young man by the name of William Carey began to decry the inactivity of the Church of his day in…

The Call to Re-Evangelize the West – Part Three

Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Pt 1 – A Fractured Society Pt 2 – A Brave New World Pt 3 – Where Do We Go From Here Conclusion Where Do We Go From Here: Specifics of a Missiological Paradigm Society as a whole is experiencing a time of crisis; a turning point in the course of…

The Call to Re-Evangelize the West – Part Two

Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Pt 1 – A Fractured Society Pt 2 – A Brave New World Pt 3 – Where Do We Go From Here Conclusion A Brave New World: Proposals for doing Ministry in a Fractured Society  How do we respond to the unique situation that we as a society now find ourselves in? …

The Call to Re-Evangelize the West – Part One

Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Pt 1 – A Fractured Society Pt 2 – A Brave New World Pt 3 – Where Do We Go From Here Conclusion A Fractured Society: The Necessity of Re-Evangelism So how have we come to this point in the history of western civilization? What has caused this fractured society…

The Call to Re-Evangelize the West – Introduction

Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Pt 1 – A Fractured Society Pt 2 – A Brave New World Pt 3 – Where Do We Go From Here Conclusion Introduction Here in the west, things are not what they once were.  The West was once considered the hub of Christendom, but it is no longer.  One…

The Call to Re-Evangelize the West – Foreword

Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Pt 1 – A Fractured Society Pt 2 – A Brave New World Pt 3 – Where Do We Go From Here Conclusion Foreword This essay was originally a paper I wrote for one of my last classes before graduating with my BA in Pastoral Ministries from John Wesley College…

Atheism, Christianity & The Elephant

Let us attend to the Elephant that is not actually in the room… As someone who is naturally skeptical; who is distrustful of institutions which lay claim to authority by virtue of their own existence; who believes that the pursuit of truth must trump all other biases and preconceptions – I have often found myself…