Defining “Spirituality”

Spirituality is a pretty widespread term these days, sort of a catch-all for anything ranging from traditional religion to practices or disciplines like meditation, prayer, giving, and fasting. Since I’m exploring what sustainable spirituality is and looks like, I thought it would be important to start with at least some working definition of what I mean . . . → Read More: Defining “Spirituality”

A New Project: Spiritual Sustainability in a Frenetic Age

The pace of life in San Francisco (and the Bay Area) can be intense. No doubt about it. Here, in the land of long work hours, a plethora of activities, and boundless choices for everything from hobbies to church to schools to food to transportation, you can simply get swallowed by it all. Typically the question . . . → Read More: A New Project: Spiritual Sustainability in a Frenetic Age

Book Review: Matthew (ZECNT) by Grant Osborne

In my preaching, research, and personal study, I have benefitted greatly from numerous scholarly commentaries. One new budding commentary series is the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (ZECNT), which promises 20 volumes by evangelical scholars on all the books of the NT. As part of the ZECNT Blog Tour, I was blessed to receive . . . → Read More: Book Review: Matthew (ZECNT) by Grant Osborne

God and Time

This post was prompted by reading a post over at Storied Theology entitledĀ “Time, Lord?” I dug up a short paper I wrote about it in my feeble attempt to understand how God and time work. For what it’s worth, one of my favorite movies of all time is Back to the Future, and my favorite Star . . . → Read More: God and Time

Blomberg on Economic Paradise

“Ironically, the very economic paradise that so many are trying to create in our modern West apart from the Christian world-view is precisely what the Bible concludes by offering people in an unlimited and eternal context, but always on God’s terms (Rev. 21-22). Revelation, and thus Scripture in its entirety, concludes not with the pictures of . . . → Read More: Blomberg on Economic Paradise