I Need Risk Calculators.

Calculating risk is a good thing.  You may be a risk calculator. You may err on the side of caution. Good – the church, your organization, what have you – we need you.  Or, you may be like me: I tend toward pioneering, Han Solo style: “Never tell me the odds.” Risk? I don’t want […]

Scribblepreach Awards 08.13.16

Kindle Deal of the Week: “A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-18″ – $1.99. Heard good things, can’t wait to dig in! Apologetics: An Essential Key to Understanding the NT Canon – Michael Kruger, balanced as ever, showing […]

God’s Glory Requires Skill

It’s sometimes said in reformed circles that our skill is irrelevant to conversion. “The power of the pulpit is not in the skill of the preacher.” “If God is sovereign, evangelism doesn’t depend on my eloquence.” “God uses broken pots!” While it is indeed true, and gloriously true, that conversion is not ultimately of us, […]

35 Totally Random Life Hacks

I would preface these, but they’re totally random: You only need 7 hours of sleep. Probably. I know I feel better with 7 than 8, or 6. Every great person in modern history has read every day. You should, too. Speaking of reading, stop reading books cover-to-cover. Listen. It’s the secret of great leadership, great […]

Thousands of Un-Discipled Christians Just Cast Ballots.

“Yesterday, thousands of un-discipled Christians cast ballots for the next President of the United states.” This is the thought that struck me as I rolled through caucus results. In the past couple of months I’ve been angry, spiteful, resentful, prideful and hopeless about the state of our country. All of these sentiments were directed toward […]

8 Ways to Order Your Marriage.

As Brenna and I have been facing big decisions over the last few months, it’s been neat to see that way God has transformed our marriage from its fledgling stages to something a little more beautiful. It’s also got me thinking about the whole complementarian/egalitarian debate, and how my views over the years – though […]

You Can’t Overemphasize Truth.

It’s impossible to overemphasize any truth. It is possible to emphasize to the exclusion of something else. It’s not possible to overemphasize God’s sovereignty. It is possible to emphasize it to the exclusion of human responsibility. It’s not possible to overemphasize social justice. It is possible to emphasize it to the exclusion of evangelism. It’s […]

Weekend Java Awards 12.12.15

Apologetics Award: “4 Responses to Science-Based Atheism” – A very clear and concise summary that gets right to the heart of the matter. Well done. Writing Award: “Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writers” – Not a great political theorist, but a man who revolutionized style forever and could craft words with passion. Which, as it turns […]