Leaving Christian Gu...

I recently read through Carl Trueman’s book Fools Rush In Where Monkey’s Fear to Tread: Taking Aim at Everyone. As a Christian who prefers not to be identified with evangelicalism, I have always appreciated Trueman’s thought provoking essays. I was especially struck by the following...

Ferguson, Racism, and White Evangelicals Aug22

Ferguson, Racism, an...

I am a product of my culture – born and raised in a predominantly white suburban town, went to a predominantly white evangelical church, attended a predominantly white evangelical Christian college, and served at a predominantly white suburban church for 5 years. I could be a poster...

Insider Movements: A...

This past week a few people alerted me to Dave Garner’s article on The Gospel Coalition website regarding Insider Movements (IM). While I strongly agree with Dr. Garner’s overarching assessment of IM, certain aspects of the essay needed further clarification and elaboration. It is my hope...

Thoughts before a World Cup Semi-Final Jul08

Thoughts before a Wo...

We are approaching the end — the last week — of the FIFA World Cup. One of the enlightening things for me about this World Cup has been how the USA has responded rather positively — and vocally — about soccer (hereafter referred to as ‘football’). To me, it felt for the first time...

I Belong; Therefore,...

In America and western culture broadly we value critical thinking. Oftentimes we are completely baffled when people are unable to clearly think through situations. We are even more baffled when people believe things without critically assessing the validity of the “truths” which...

Living in the UK: A Ramble Apr21

Living in the UK: A ...

Living in a different country is a unique experience. There are weird things that happen that you could never really prepare yourself for. No amount of research, YouTube videos, or blog sites can prepare you for these things. Sometimes they cause a little embarrassment. For example, when I...

Love Beyond Language Feb26

Love Beyond Language

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.-1 John 3:18 She is new. None of us have seen her before. A woman with a modest hijab walks into our English class for the very first time. In many ways she is out of place. She is the only woman in our class and those...

Christians, We Should Adapt To Culture (Wait, What?!) Dec03

Christians, We Shoul...

Recently, I was informed that an individual I grew up with came out to her family, which I was a bit surprised to hear. Like many parents who have been confronted with the conflict between their child’s homosexual lifestyle and its compatibility with Christianity, their focus turned towards...

On Studying Fear

This is, oddly enough, an article about writing an article.  A former student of mine who now edits the university newspaper asked if I would write an OpEd piece for the upcoming Halloween issue. Touched (but mainly flattered), I accepted immediately, not considering the ramifications of my...

Looking Forward to Linsanity Sep30

Looking Forward to L...

“Only 24 seats left!” “What?! Really? It’s still two weeks away.” “Well, we better buy our tickets now before they sell out!” My roommate, Noelle, and I, busted out our iPhones – our fingers tapping furiously away trying to buy tickets to the screening of Linsanity at...

Movies, Sex, and Gore, Oh My! Morality and Objectivity in Art Jul25

Movies, Sex, and Gor...

Last time I wrote on this blog, I argued that art should be viewed subjectively and objectively. Art has absolute qualities that must be acknowledged to give it existence, and yet, it still must be experienced to call it art. But what is art in the scope of ethics? I’ll try not to make this...