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Category: theology of the Cross

November 27, 2017
Anfechtung: When Faith is Tempted

Some people assume that the words doubt and skepticism are interchangeable, and I suppose that in some respects they are. But there is a deeper, more profound rubric for doubt, one that is not skeptical; one that is not a lack of faith but is (ironically enough) rooted in profound depths of faith-full-ness. What are […]

April 30, 2012
Outlets of Glory

As a seminary student withering beneath the hot breath of year-end finals, it's easy to get lost in the haze. Topics flood like tides, roll across my tongue and my mind, coming to invade even my sleeping self. Historical criticism and its impact on the destabilization of faith, the "unlimited plurality of hypotheses" leading to […]

August 14, 2010
Cries Not Lost in the Clamor

I love the Psalms. I love the language. I love the majesty. But mostly I love the gritty reality; the real and living emotion they embody.  I love the heart of the God Who was not afraid to record the angry dismay of His saints -- the ones who brokenly asked "why". No, nor was […]