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Church and Mission

Panel Discussion: Responding to the Benedict Option

How can Christians best respond to a situation in which historic Christian belief and practice is increasingly marginalized socially, culturally, and politically? On July 12, 2017, I participated in a panel discussion of this question at the National Press Club in Washington, D. C. The discussion was hosted by the Institute on Religion & Democracy and moderated by [ Read More ]

What Father Abraham (Kuyper) Can Teach Christians Today

This week, I had the privilege of interviewing with Tony Merida for the Acts 29 podcast. We discussed my time as a missionary and church planter. We also talked about what pastors, church planters, and everyday Christians can learn from Abraham Kuyper about bringing the West into a “missionary encounter” with the gospel through an interface with culture [ Read More ]

Why Abraham Kuyper is Relevant to American Public Life (An Interview with Craig Bartholomew)

Please allow me to serve advance notice of a major event: Craig Bartholomew’s Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction will be published by IVP Academic on April 24, 2017. I’ve read the rough draft manuscript in its entirety; it is a fine systematic introduction to Kuyper’s thought that draws upon the rich archive [ Read More ]

Exposing American Myths as False Systems of Salvation (An Interview with Trevin Wax)

On March 1, 2017, Broadman & Holman publishers will release a book entitled, This is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel, by Trevin Wax. Along with books such as Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option, Anthony Esolen’s Out of the Ashes, and Jamie Smith’s Awaiting the King, the release of This is Our [ Read More ]

Trump’s Refugee Ban: How We, Our Nation, and Our Churches Should Respond

One week into his presidency, Donald Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises to ban immigration from countries compromised by terrorism. In an executive order signed on Friday, he banned all people from seven nations, refusing them entry for 90 days. Those nations are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In light of [ Read More ]