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, August 31, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Now What?

In my latest article at the Worldview Journal, I discuss the church's response to the SCOTUS decision imposing SSM across the country. I'm looking particularly at Rod Dreher's Benedict Option and what Marvin Olasky calls the Daniel Option.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Reformation History Tour, May 23 to June 5, 2016

I will be leading a Reformation History Tour next year. We'll be seeing 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and visiting four countries. I'll be teaching Reformation history and theology, and we'll have local guides in Prague, Wittenberg, Eisleben, Eisenach and the Wartburg Castle, .... For more information, check out the page on my ministry website. It's going to be a great trip!

Castle Church, Wittenberg, where Luther nailed up the 95 Theses

Friday, February 20, 2015

Upcoming Online Class on the Crusades

I will be teaching an online course on the causes and conduct of the Crusades starting in March. I am working out the final details of the course, and if you might be interested in taking it, I'd like your feedback. Please take my brief four question survey. It will only take a couple of minutes and it will be an enormous help to me in my planning. Thanks!

Monday, February 2, 2015

New Article: The Believer's Three Callings, Part 1

My new article is up at the Colson Center. It's part 1 of a series entitled "The Believer's Three Callings," dealing with the Great Commandment, the Great Commission, and the Cultural Mandate. The object is to give a more complete picture than we usually get of God's calling for Christians in this world.