We Need To Talk About Romans 13…

If you were to ask me what passage of scripture I've heard quoted more than any other since the presidential inauguration, my answer would be easy: Romans 13:1-4. It reads: "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been … Continue reading We Need To Talk About Romans 13…

Prisoner

Two Saturdays ago, I was driving with my wife and our oldest son from Dallas to Houston. He was sitting in the back playing Super Mario Run on my wife's iPhone and we were sitting in the front, holding hands and quietly listening to Ryan Adams' sixteenth studio album, Prisoner, which was released the day before. God only … Continue reading Prisoner

My Top 10 Films Of 2016

Narrowing it down to my top 10 films was extremely difficult this year. 2016 has been an incredible year for cinema and I almost made a top 20 list. Instead, I'll include some honorable mentions at the end. Here we go...my top 10 films of 2016: 1. Moonlight - written/directed by Barry Jenkins Moonlight is … Continue reading My Top 10 Films Of 2016

My Top 10 TV Shows Of 2016

I sincerely believe we are in the golden age of television. Thanks to shows like The Sopranos, The West Wing, The Wire, Mad Men and Breaking Bad, main characters are no longer portrayed as flawless or with minimal moral deficiency. Up to the late 1990s, the problems faced by most of our favorite TV characters … Continue reading My Top 10 TV Shows Of 2016

My Top 10 Albums of 2016

After reading this list, you may think I meant to say "My Top Albums Of 2003" instead of "2016". The truth is, as I get older, it's really hard for me to get into new artists. I try, but something really has to stick out to me to add it to my collection. Honestly, I … Continue reading My Top 10 Albums of 2016

My Top 10 Books Of 2016

Thanks to a job where I sometimes work half the hours a week compared to my last job, I read more this year than I have in quite a while. However, I only read 8 books that were released in 2016. The other 13 were released in previous years. So this "top 10" list will … Continue reading My Top 10 Books Of 2016

Pete Enns & I Talk The Bible, Doubt & Communicating With Humor

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Peter Enns over Skype. Pete is a leading biblical scholar, theologian, college professor and writer. He has written a number of books including, The Sin Of Certainty, The Bible Tells Me So, The Evolution Of Adam and Inspiration And Incarnation. Pete is also a … Continue reading Pete Enns & I Talk The Bible, Doubt & Communicating With Humor

The Tower Of Bible

There's an origin story in the first book of the Bible about how humanity got its different languages and were spread across the earth. Although it only takes up nine verses of real estate in scripture, it's a fairly well known narrative. As the story goes, the whole earth had one language and as everyone … Continue reading The Tower Of Bible

What The Church Can Learn From Punk Rock

It was a hot Canadian summer Saturday like any other. My friends and I had made our usual trek on our bikes about a mile up the road to the local hockey card shop, Sliders. I don't remember if I bought any cards that day, but I did walk out with a used CD, which … Continue reading What The Church Can Learn From Punk Rock

22, A Million

"It might be over soon." This may be the last lyric you want to hear at the beginning of an album such as this. 22, A Million dropped Friday, ending the half-decade interval between Bon Iver records and I'm just going to say this right off the bat: it was well worth the wait. Born … Continue reading 22, A Million