A Biblical Theology of Suffering – Part 1 4   Recently updated!

This past weekend I had the great privilege and honor to return to my alma mater and speak at the Graduate Christian Fellowship and Chesterton House. My title was “My God, my God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? A Biblical Response to Loss and Catastrophe.” I have a recording of the lecture that I may make available […]



Proof of the Authority of Scripture

That’s one way to look at it. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weiner. Like this:Like Loading…

So shall we.

I miss our son deeply even while cherishing our daughter who is with us. This is the tension we live in, how do we rejoice in the blessings of this world when we long to be reunited and made whole in the next? By clinging to the truth of today: Christ is risen and so […]

Death, where is your sting? Grave, where is your victory?


Living in Holy Week 1

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. This is the collect for […]


San Juan, Remembering the Dead

For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 1 Cor.15:53-54 On the tip of the entrance to […]

Puerto Rico Photo Set

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Death, properly understood 1

More from Emil Brunner. The biological fact of death, the extinction of life, is only a shell or container and at the same time symptom and effect of something rooted deep in the spiritual history of man and humanity, just as my own bodily life is only the bearer and husk of my life as […]

Mardi Gras: Lean into Lent 3

It was the first Mardi Gras after Katrina and, we did not know at the time, our last before heading to Penn State. Our departmental staff assistant had a house right on St. Charles and so we joined our colleagues there every year for the parades. One little girl was lifted up on the shoulders […]



Survive – Living Beyond Adversity 1

UPDATE: The video is now up. This is the lecture I gave for the 20th Annual Mark Luchinsky Lecture. I will be posting the video, or at least the audio and slides, on our college’s YouTube channel this weekend. In the meantime, here are my scripted remarks, I departed occasionally from them, but the core concepts […]