Writings

Theology, opinion, fiction, and the occasional limerick.

James 1:13 – God and the Blame Game

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil,...

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That Time Tom Hanks Almost Solved Racism

There’s a Saturday Night Live sketch that I saw in 2016 and have never forgotten. I remember commenting at the...

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James 1:12 – Here’s Your Crown

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life...

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My Father Knows my Name

Today is Brazilian Father’s Day, and so, despite the fact that my father is not Brazilian, it is a sufficiently...

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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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