Read Me! I want to preface this post by saying that I am not speaking out against any political parties or the United States. I have tried very diligently to remain staunchly apolitical, both here and on other social media. I do so because I don’t want any of my personal opinions to dissuade you […]Read more "Red, White, and Blue Christianity"
Soccer practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at five. Wednesday is church night. Monday night is yoga where this week we will practice the ever-elusive “scratch my ear with my toes” technique. We love our routines. Even if you don’t see yourself as a “routine type of person,” whether you want to admit it […]Read more "In the Groove"
Firstly, a huge thanks to Zondervan’s Koinonia Blog for giving away such a fine book. Church History: Volume Two, by John Woodbridge and Frank James III, isn’t the first book on Church history I have encountered, nor is it the largest. I think that award probably goes to one of Everett Ferguson’s massive tomes. Regardless, […]Read more "Book Review: Church History: Volume Two – From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day"
Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are […]Read more "In Today’s World: What We Can Learn From the Pope’s Resignation"
I’m excited about 2013. I’m excited, not simply because every day brings us closer to the release of the second part of the Hobbit trilogy, (though there is that,) but because more than anything I want to use my time, energy, and talents wisely and faithfully. That inspired me to reflect on the idea of […]Read more "Roadblocks to Maturity"
If nothing else Christians should be positive. Looking back over the past year of Semi-Theologian I think it’s safe to say that the overwhelming majority of my posts have approached topics, such as the Church and how we engage culture, with an exceedingly critical eye. It’s easy to do, quite honestly. And while I don’t […]Read more "9 Things I’m Thankful For"
It’s that time of year again. It’s time for the turkey and the stuffing, for the cranberries and the sweet sweet sweet potato casserole. It’s when families travel from afar to gather and celebrate and thank God for the many fine things we have: our health and wealth, our families, and, most importantly, our savior. […]Read more "The End of Thanks"