Revelation 17:8 Part Two: A Response

Revelation 17:8 Part Two: A Response

A moment to explain to our readers why I’m writing this article. For a little over a year I have been preaching through Revelation. One of the people who has been following along with the sermons asked a great question about Revelation 17:8. Here is the passage…...
“Traditioning” in the Vineyard: A Pastoral Value for Sacramentality.

“Traditioning” in the Vineyard: A Pastoral Value for Sacramentality.

Below is a copy of the paper I presented at the 2017 Society of Vineyard Scholars’ annual gathering (PDF can be found here). I essentially argue that sacramentality is essential for Vineyard theology and praxis, especially the regular celebration of Communion....
Wisdom of the Prism

Wisdom of the Prism

It’s always been a head-scratcher for me — this obsession that some people seem to have with pitting various viewpoints on the Atonement against each other, as if they are mutually exclusively (and therefore bitter enemies). I’ve always seen them more as the differing...
Non-Denominationalism and the Story Of Ketchup

Non-Denominationalism and the Story Of Ketchup

Remember when ketchup was declared a vegetable? In the early 80’s Congress cut $1 billion dollars of funding for child nutrition. The USDA had 90 days to reorganize their standards under this funding cut. With a massive funding change the USDA needed to get creative....
Wonder

Wonder

“If anyone should not find himself astonished and filled with wonder when he becomes involved in one way or another with theology, he would be well advised to consider once more, from a certain remoteness and without prejudice, what is involved in this...