Returning From Sabbatical

This is my first week back from sabbatical! After twelve full weeks away from the responsibilities of pastoring a church, I am back in my home office, triaging email, arranging meetings, and altogether

Glossary: Atonement

Any atonement theory must first get a few things right about God and humanity to accurately describe what happened on the cross.


Christianity has an immense vocabulary list. And, just like any language, Christians have a lot of "dialects" as well. Denominations and church cultures can use the same terms in different ways. When I

Virginity is a social construct

I made reference in a recent social media post that something I learned coming out of Christian fundamentalism is that virginity is a social construct. Someone asked me what I meant and here's