Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone (1 Tim 2:23-24).
Living in wisdom when we disagree with out brothers and sisters is a difficult task, but a necessary one if we...
This past Saturday we completed our third annual online academic conference, Ecclesia and Ethics. This year our focus was on Human Sexuality. We heard several great papers from speakers like Jenell Paris, Tremper Longman III, Preston Sprinkle, Wesley Hill, Irmtraud Fischer, Mark Yarhouse,...
I was asked by a friend a few questions about the process I went through coming to Aberdeen to work on a PhD in New Testament. Below are my answers. They are candid and a little cheeky. Enjoy!
How did you go about narrowing down your research proposal. For example, did you narrow it down to a...
It’s St. Patrick’s Day today.
It never ceases to surprise me how the USA seems to be more obsessed with its celebration than Ireland does.
There is also something about St. Patrick’s day that fascinates me: That it has now apparently become a cultural affirmation of...
This past week we received the sad news that Dr. Robert Saucy, Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Talbot School of Theology, at the age of 84, after a severe car accident, passed from this earthly life to be in the presence of our God in heaven. When I heard the news, my heart...
Last year Simon Gathercole posted a review of Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God on Reformation21 in which he critiques the consistency of Wright’s view of justification. Gathercole argues that Wright is unclear about how he can claim that justification...
A few weeks ago, TIME magazine published a series of articles on aging, found here, and the race to cure it. The stories ranged from the different drugs scientists are researching that seem to reverse aging, the connection between mind and body in longer life, and what you can do to increase...
Lent has come early this year, and Chinese New Year was a bit late.
Chinese New Year
This past weekend, I went to the Saturday night closing session of the TogetherLA Conference held in the heart of Los Angeles at the West Temple Cathedral, and listened to Tim Keller talk about our culture and identity. Many Christian leaders from a diverse set of backgrounds came together to...
Last year, I started “Girl Time with Calvin” on our High School’s Winter Retreat, which was basically a fun way for me to sit down with the female senior class and hang out with them. Girl Time with Calvin consists of me talking with them and answering any questions they...
We’re back in the season of Lent, that time of somber reflection, prayer, repentance, and fasting. For many of us, it wasn’t something we grew up with but has grown to become a very meaningful season of reflection and devotion.
For me, Lent has come to represent discipline. Fasting...