Welcome!

This blog grows out of my conviction that every aspect of our lives is sacred and is to be nurtured and celebrated as a good gift of God. Most of the posts will be the sorts of things you would expect from a historian and worldview teacher, but some are likely to be a bit surprising. Since God created all things good, including all aspects of human life, everything is interesting and important from the perspective of a biblical worldview. Everything under the Sun and under Heaven is thus fair game here. I hope you find it interesting and enjoyable.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Obedience Based Discipleship, Part 3

Here's the final article in this series on obedience-based discipleship. I am currently working on a book with Jerry Trousdale (Miraculous Movements) on a related topic, so there may be more coming up on this subject in the coming months.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Every Square Inch Ministries

For some time, I have been considering starting a nonprofit corporation to help support my ministry travel and expenses. Given the opportunities that are on the horizon, I decided it's time to start the process. Every Square Inch Ministries is now recognized by the State of Connecticut as a nonprofit corporation. Its purpose is to help me provide resources through research, writing, and teaching to support churches, Christian organizations, and religious institutions around the world. We are not officially a charitable organization yet, but once we complete a few other pieces of paperwork for the state, we will be applying for 501(c)3 status with the IRS, which will enable us to receive tax deductible gifts. This will make raising support for missions work and travel for research much easier. Stay tuned for further developments, and check out the resources on the website!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Getting the Gospel Right

My newest article at the Colson Center is on Obedience Based Discipleship. Most of what passes for evangelism isn't actually preaching the Gospel, especially not the Gospel Jesus preached and told us to preach. See why in this article.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New article: Sol Plaatje

A new article in the series "Christians who Changed their World" is up. This one is on Solomon Plaatje, one of the founders of the African National Congress and a tireless fighter for justice for Africa's native population.

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Article: Abba Enbaqom (c.1470-1561)

My newest article in the series "Christians who Changed their World" is up at the Colson Center. It's about Abba Enbaqom, a Yemeni convert to Christianity who became one of the most important leaders of the Ethiopian church. He was particularly significant for his work supporting the Christian community during a very dark period when a Somali imam led an army into Ethiopia determined to destroy the kingdom and convert the people at the point of a sword. His story has remarkable parallels with a number of trends today.