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All Must be Saved Because We are Who We Love

The Good News of Predestination

The Stars are the Light of the World

The Moral Claim in the Triune Name

The Exodus is Our Genesis

The Augustine Way

Q: Can We Find God in Nature?

How Do You Identify False Prophets?

Hitmen and Midwives

In the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit- Mother of us all

God is Not a Fan of War

No Martyrs, No Christianity

Saved by Design

The Good News of Pentecost is the Gospel Itself

The Sacrifice of War

At Pentecost, the Spirit Unites the Head with his Body

Why Does the Holy Spirit Descend on Shavuot?

I Need to Drive Your Toilet

Everything is Going to be Okay

Jesus-Flavored Ideologies

Curated Catechesis

Q: How Should We Speak about God?

Forgiveness is Too Weak a Word

The Present-Tense of the Gospel

Your Absolution Comes from the Only Still Point in the Cosmos

God is Roomy

The Areopagus is Not Everywhere

Theological Fragments

Q: How Should We Picture God?

Believers in Jesus should be the last people to board Flight 93’s

What's Theology Got to Do with It?

Grace Creates Impossible Possibilities

He Can Be Now No Other


Predestination is Plural

If Jesus is Risen, Where is His Body?

What is Said When Jesus is Said to be "Risen"

Can one be a Christian and believe that all will be saved?

Baptism Saves

Hitmen and Midwives

Is this how to be an antiracist?

King of Kings Not Secretary of After Life Affairs

The Church is an Event within an Event

The "I" A.I. is Missing


What Exactly is Christ's Risen Body?

Q: Does Belief in God the Creator Require Rejecting Science?

The Risk of Sounding Odd

Whither the Body?

Hitmen and Midwives

Join me on Notes

It's All Christophany

Easter Hope is Not Inert

Believing is Seeing

Risen with Nary a Word of Condemnation

Q: Is Doubt Credible?

The Expected is as Yet Inconceivable

Transfiguring Being

The Space Between the Angels

That All Sad Things will be Made Untrue

The Mercy of God Can Never Now be a Theory Nor Even a Hope

Because He Died, I Can Face Tomorrow

There is No Deeper Magic at Work

The Crucifixion Puts Jesus’s Life and Teaching to the Test

He Did Not Shout "Do NOT Crucify Him!"

To Unmask Satan’s Temptations Christ Must be Tempted By Them

Mary's Son is Pilate's Victim

Jesus is the Worst Sinner

Judas: Icon of the Merciful Depths of the Crucified Love of the God Who is Human

Psalm 22, Jesus's Cry of Forsakenness, and the Triune Life

“For those who want to save their life will waste it..."

Dying is a Part of Living

Hitmen and Midwives

Hitmen and Midwives

"Work with your salvation in fear and trembling" is the better way to hear it

Transfiguring Repentance

Q: What is the best way to demonstrate belief's credibility?

It's "Thou Shalt Care"

America's Cut and Paste Tragedy

Covering the Cross with Roses (or Palm Leaves)

The 614th Commandment

The Fall Takes Place Not in Eden But at Mt. Sinai

Hitmen and Midwives: Talking Preaching with Preachers

The Church is not the Jesus Memorial Society

Q: Is Belief in God Credible? A: Yes.

Transfiguring Doubt

Only Death Makes Possible an Economy of Scarcity

God’s Office is at the End of Your Rope

Hitmen and Midwives: Talking Preaching with Preachers

Face to Face with God: Christ as Priest and Mediator

Sigmund Freud was Right, Sheep are Lame

Q: What do we mean by calling God “Creator?”

Transfiguring Obedience

A Covert, Undercover Christian is an Oxymoron

Outlaw God

The Virtue of War

Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics for Everyone

True Inclusiveness

Q: Does God Exist? A: No

Transfiguring Identity

Meet Cute at the Well

God is Roomy

How Pastors Practice Priesthood

Without a Loquacious Lord, You've No Basis to Believe God Loves You

Jesus's Whole Point to Nicodemus:

Transfiguring Death

Jesus Won't Jump the Shark

"You People" is a Warning, You People

The International League of the Guilty

Transfiguring Silence

The Devil in the Desert Speaks the Gospel Truth

Divine Allurement

We are Beggars, This is True

Better than Elijah

Peter's Right (on the Mountaintop)

Participating in Providence

The Buck-Stopping Will

Hope is the Child of History

The Faithful Deceit of Laughter's Wife

God Gives a Feck