Reflections on some good advice given long ago: figure out what the gospel is (part 1)

After finishing up my fifth year at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, I felt lost and desirous of mentoring in my life. Because of my wife’s outstanding work in New Testament studies, we were embraced in Prof. D. A. Carson’s [small] circle of students he respected. He could see how aimless I was, so he pulled […]

Sustainable living and a thought experiment on the illustration sources of Jesus

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of gardening-related work. Our decentralized, organic church community expression recently acquired a 3.3 acre farm as part of our desire to not just talk about convictions and values but to actually follow through. While the farm is being seen as a blessing to our community and to our ability […]