Writings

Theology, opinion, fiction, and the occasional limerick.

Our Collective, Colossal Hypocrisy

If there is one thing that unites our fractured American society today, it is the universal acknowledgement that Jeffrey Epstein...

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James 1:9-11 – With Eternity’s Values in View

Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Romans

Several years ago a former student of mine wrote from college to tell me he was reading Romans, and having...

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What Happens in Burbank

Of late I’ve had a number of people on social media ask me about the “current situation” in Brazil –...

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James 1:7 – God Won’t Sign Off on Sin

For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord. A friend here in Brazil once...

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The KKK, BLM, and the Sins of Nineveh

Recently, in one of my largely ill-advised descents into Twitter-land, I came across the following tweet: Which three letters get...

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James 1:6 – Too Many Options

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea...

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What Dreams are Made Of

It was somewhere towards the end of 1995, and I was sitting in the dorm room at the Cariri Baptist...

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James 1:5 – Three Supplications for the Suffering

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it...

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James 1:4 – Good Trade

James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. In my...

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