Mission to Outsiders...

I am very excited because I recently had the opportunity to contribute to two edited volumes that have finally appeared in print. The first volume is entitled, Sensitivity to Outsiders: Exploring the Dynamic Relationship between Mission and Ethics in the New Testament and Early...

The Great Evangelica...

About a month ago, I wrote a post giving reasons why I believe Christians should be good storytellers. After I had shared it on my Facebook wall, one of my close friends commented, in a joking manner, that I should have written the article as a story.  While he was only making light of the...

Innate Morality ...

Is there any good reason—biblical, philosophical, scientific or otherwise—to believe in innate morality? This post is partly a sequel to my earlier response to Ray Comfort’s video, Evolution vs. God. If you haven’t seen the video or read my comments about the video, check it...

Art in Practice: Met...

The first thing you’ll probably wonder before reading the rest of this post is: what’s meta-ethics? For many philosophers, it is a topic that is debated by some of the brightest minds about whether rightness and wrongness are worth exploring. In layman’s terms, it’s the simple...

Ecclesia and Ethics: Day One May21

Ecclesia and Ethics:...

This past Saturday was Day One of the online conference that I had been co-organizing with some of my officemates from St Andrews. It was both exhausting and exhilarating. Because it was designed to be an international conference, my day began at 6am local time in California and ended at 4pm...

Nijay Gupta Interview: Ecclesia and Ethics Mar17

Nijay Gupta Intervie...

In preparation for our Ecclesia and Ethics conference (ecclesiaethics.com), here’s a short interview with one of our keynote speakers, Dr. Nijay Gupta. Enjoy and please share! Ecclesia and Ethics Interview Nijay Gupta — 2/5/2013 from Ecclesia Ethics on...

Mariam Kamell Interview: Ecclesia and Ethics Mar07

Mariam Kamell Interv...

In preparation for our Ecclesia and Ethics conference (ecclesiaethics.com), here’s a short interview with one of our keynote speakers, Dr. Mariam Kamell. Enjoy and please share! Ecclesia and Ethics Interview Mariam Kamell — 2/5/2013 from Ecclesia Ethics on...

Michael Gorman Interview: Ecclesia and Ethics Mar05

Michael Gorman Inter...

In preparation for our Ecclesia and Ethics conference (ecclesiaethics.com), here’s a short interview with one of our keynote speakers, Dr. Michael Gorman. Enjoy and please share! Ecclesia and Ethics Interview Michael Gorman — 2/5/2013 from Ecclesia Ethics on...

Ecclesia and Ethics Conference Jan29

Ecclesia and Ethics ...

Nothing gets me giddy like going to an academic conference. For those who are involved in the academic study of the bible/theology/religion like myself, the big event – “conference time” – takes place in mid-November with the annual meetings of ETS/IBR/SBL/AAR. It is always a...

Who Cares About Kant...

My wife took her first philosophy class at her southern California high school.  Along with many other historical figures in philosophy, her teacher lectured on Kant.  Unfortunately, the only thing that she can remember about Kant is the phrase, “Kant was a real pisant.”   To be...

Guest Post: Marketin...

Disclaimer: I haven’t lost my job, and the company I work for isn’t evil in any way shape or form… In my role I get the chance to work with many unique organizations and dynamic leaders. It’s been an opportunity that has taken me through many industries from insurance,...