“Celebrity” Deconversions & The Journey of Faith – Part II (Kinds of Experiences)

Further reflecting on the recent “rash” of celebrity deconversions in the Evangelical church, I now consider what kinds of personal experiences, in contrast to intellectual habits, may increase epistemic resiliency with regard to Christian faith. In other words, apart from intellectual preparedness, will some people have a greater capacity to overcome doubt, both emotional and… Continue reading “Celebrity” Deconversions & The Journey of Faith – Part II (Kinds of Experiences)

“Celebrity Deconversions” & The Journey of Faith

In the last 12-24 months there has been a handful of what might be called “celebrity Christian deconversion stories.” These would include folks like Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson, popular pastor and author Joshua Harris, and now the YouTube entertainer Rhett McLaughlin (who I only know as one of the two “Bentley Brothers” from Phil… Continue reading “Celebrity Deconversions” & The Journey of Faith

Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Spiritual Formation

A robust vision of Christian education and discipleship is grounded in the pursuit of sacred knowledge, knowledge of God and His activity in the world that can be discovered through various intellectual and spiritual disciplines. In this series we are discussing four main domains of Christian education: Biblical and Systematic Theology, Church History, Spiritual Formation,… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Spiritual Formation

Remembering 9/11: Looking at Historical Tragedy in a Post-Historical World

I had a great conversation yesterday with a wonderful local pastor here in Orange County. As we were getting to know each other, we started talking about the current cultural climate. He asked me what I thought about the future of our country and I honestly just had to respond, "I don't think it's going… Continue reading Remembering 9/11: Looking at Historical Tragedy in a Post-Historical World

“Finity Wars”: The Problem of Worldview in Marvel Comic Movies

“Now when this corruptible is clothed with incorruptibility and this mortal is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: “Death has been swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?” (1 Cor 15:54-55)"The doctrine that war is always a greater evil seems… Continue reading “Finity Wars”: The Problem of Worldview in Marvel Comic Movies