I wrote this letter because I wanted to encourage and inspire a handful of people I knew. I wanted to succinctly document my theological learning and experiences over the past five years. I wanted to express the content in a familiar format so people can approach biblical letters with a renewed perspective.
Through its culture of reason and progress, the Enlightenment created a new environment for Christian faith and practice, particularly expressed through the complicated birth of evangelicalism. The Enlightenment consists of multiple people, events, behaviors, and ideas that stretch across a large breadth of time and place. The eighteenth century in particular has been most notably…… Continue reading Culture of Enlightenment Births Evangelicalism
What does it mean to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength?” I have pondered this question numerous times in my journey of faith. Loving God with all my strength was “easy” to practice as it meant faithfully…… Continue reading Loving God with a Social Imaginary of Expressive Individualism
“You cook, I will clean,” I told my beloved wife. My wife and I agreed this would be a fair distribution of household duties while considering our natural preferences and desires. I do not mind cleaning and prefer doing the dishes. Cleaning dishes began as nothing more than a simple responsibility within the complex dynamic…… Continue reading Theological Reflection of a Vocational Dishwasher