Six things I’ve learned reading The Story of King Jesus to my daughter

Every night before bed, my daughter Elizabeth gets to pick two books for us to read. As far as she’s concerned, The Story of King Jesus will always be the book I wrote for her—and it is—so it’s been making regular appearances in our bedtime routine. We’ve read it a few dozens times now since our first … Continue reading Six things I’ve learned reading The Story of King Jesus to my daughter

The King Jesus Gospel (or, what I’m going to tell my kid someday)

One day when I was five, I knelt down and prayed the sinner’s prayer. That was the first step of a lifelong journey, guided first by my parents, then by other Christian leaders and mentors as well. I’ve identified myself as a Christian ever since. Not everyone can say the same. In the introduction to … Continue reading The King Jesus Gospel (or, what I’m going to tell my kid someday)

Shock-jock pastor meets the full (but not so manly) might of the British Empire

Mark Driscoll is mad. (Yes, again.) This time, it’s about his recent interview with UK radio host and “timid Brit” Justin Brierley. A few extracts were released ahead of a profile piece in Christianity magazine. They include one where Driscoll challenges Brierley on everything from the number of manly men in his church (which is pastored … Continue reading Shock-jock pastor meets the full (but not so manly) might of the British Empire

Reformodoxy (or, the hazards of theological arrogance)

Recently, I had a conversation with someone from a neo-Reformed background about the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart in Exodus. As background: Exodus indicates that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart in order to rescue the Israelites from slavery on his own terms. But sometimes the text says Pharaoh hardened his own heart. In some cases it just … Continue reading Reformodoxy (or, the hazards of theological arrogance)