Book review for David F. Wells, The Courage to Be Protestant: Reformation Faith in Today’s World, 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2017. Summary: Last Shepherds’ Conference (2020) I picked this book up on my way out the bookstore. I figured I’d give it a read and I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to … More Book Review: “The Courage to Be Protestant: Reformation Faith in Today’s World” by David F. Wells
How to change a tire. How to mow the lawn. How to grill a steak. How to treat a woman. How to shave. How to respect your elders. How to be a gentleman. These, and many other skills are often passed down from father to son. While some of these skills are cultural and some … More What My Father Taught Me as a Child
Our nation is filled with death, destruction, disease, and division. For the American, the nation is figuratively and literally on fire. In the midst of chaos, it can feel as though our entire world is burning. But history is full of world-burning events like these. We have cycled through eras of confusion and turmoil and … More When the World Burns, What Do We Do?
It happened again. A person of color was killed (murdered) by the police. Don’t believe me? Watch the video, but be warned that it is heartbreaking. The image of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s neck while he gasped for air and cried for mercy evokes so many emotions. I was shocked, … More The Heartbreak of Injustice and the Hope of the Gospel
It seems like disagreements are not going anywhere, especially in the church. It doesn’t matter what season we’re in, people are disagreeing about everything these days. Sadly, the types of disagreements taking place lack any type of civility or respect. We rarely see healthy dialogue or progress with people of differing points of view. People … More How to Disagree with People