Fuller Gets $2 Million grant for Analytic Theology

In case you haven’t already heard… Fuller Theological Seminary is proud to announce the award of a John Templeton Foundation grant to Professor of Systematic Theology Oliver Crisp. A three-year grant that begins September 1, 2015, the award of $2 million will fund a major undertaking in Analytical Theology research. Analytic Theology (AT) is anContinue reading “Fuller Gets $2 Million grant for Analytic Theology”

Music Monday – Of Want and Misery: The Nothing that Kills

This week I went back to listen to some of the music I used to listen to in high school. And boy did I find some gems. For instance, this song – – Of Want and Misery: The Nothing that Kills — by As Cities Burn from Son, I Loved You at Your Darkest album.Continue reading “Music Monday – Of Want and Misery: The Nothing that Kills”

Scary Close

Perhaps more than any other book Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz helped define a generation of evangelicals like myself. The 2000’s were a turning point for many evangelicals – many of us were looking for an identity. We had grown up in the church but somehow stuff felt too “churchy” to be real – weContinue reading “Scary Close”

Two Concepts of Freedom in Galatians

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. – Paul in his Letter to the Galatians At Soma (the college group I lead) we are currently in a series on Relationships – Where’s Your Heart. It’sContinue reading “Two Concepts of Freedom in Galatians”

So You Want to Love Jesus Even More?

What Christian doesn’t want to love Jesus more? It seems pretty obvious that if you are a Christian, you want to love Jesus more – but practically speaking its hard, really hard. I think I’m not the only one who feels that way – I know for a fact that I am not the onlyContinue reading “So You Want to Love Jesus Even More?”

Why Ke$ha gets St. Augustine Right (Cultural Capital pt. 2)

A while ago we took a look at James’ call to believers – if you are a believer in Jesus Christ you don’t show favoritism. Period. This discussion led us to think a little bit about “cultural capital.” Which are those things that we “exchange” or “reveal” in order to get some sort of culturalContinue reading “Why Ke$ha gets St. Augustine Right (Cultural Capital pt. 2)”

Doesn’t Predestination Make God Unloving?

The following is a part of an email exchange with a real student. He asks the question everybody is thinking of when we think about predestination…. —————————————————- Here is the Question: Hey Chris, Here’s a question for you. I have heard it said that predestination is like a man falling in love with his bride-to-beContinue reading “Doesn’t Predestination Make God Unloving?”

Discipleship is Relational

At its very core discipleship is a relational activity. Ultimately is about being faithful to God’s call to love the people around you. Its about loving these people enough to help them see how God is moving in their lives and help them get to where God wants them to be. Discipleship cannot happen outsideContinue reading “Discipleship is Relational”