Christian Life, Family, and Technology


The Blessing of Despair

J.I. Packer, the late Anglican theologian, wrote: “The index of the soundness of a man’s faith in Christ is the genuineness of the __________ it springs from.” How would you fill in that blank?The genuineness of the confidence it springs from?The love it springs from?Hope? Here is what Packer said: “The index of the soundness of a man’s faith in … Continue reading The Blessing of Despair

Creation and Gender (Gen 1:27)

The following is an unedited sermon manuscript; for an explanation of my sermon manuscripts, click here. Listen to the sermon audio: Creation and Gender (Gen 1:27) *Originally preached August 8th, 2021* Summary: – Your body is a gift given by God and is part and parcel of your identity as an image bearer; everything created by … Continue reading Creation and Gender (Gen 1:27)

Who Are You? (Gen 1:26-28)

The following is an unedited sermon manuscript; for an explanation of my sermon manuscripts, click here. *Originally preached August 1st, 2021* What makes a person a “person”? Of course we could point to biological or anatomical features to identify a person: someone who has a body and is alive. Or we could point to mental faculties: … Continue reading Who Are You? (Gen 1:26-28)

In Praise of Leisure

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. – Col 3:23 Make the best use of the time, because the days are evil. – Eph 5:16 Christians should work hard. There is much the Lord has called us to and little time to do it. Further, we know the sin of … Continue reading In Praise of Leisure

A Brief Note on Knowing and Humility

Epistemic humility is not the same thing as epistemic relativism. Epistemology is the theory of knowledge. To have “epistemic humility’ is to admit that our knowledge is limited because our perspective is limited. Paul says, “We know in part…we see through a glass darkly” (1 Cor 13:12). We really do know (true knowledge), even if … Continue reading A Brief Note on Knowing and Humility

Techno-Skepticism

The discoverer of an art is not the best judge of the good or harm which will accrue to those who practice it. – Socrates In Plato’s book, The Phaedrus, Socrates shares the story of a conversation between the Egyptian King Thamus and Theuth, the god responsible for countless inventions. Theuth showcases his inventions to Thamus before showing him … Continue reading Techno-Skepticism

Consider What Your Children Are Watching

The issue: The LGBTQIA+ movement has become ubiquitous in America, even in communities that are overwhelmingly conservative, rural, and far removed from urban centers. Technology and social media has made the distance between Nebraska and LA virtually meaningless (especially when LA makes all the TV shows people in Nebraska watch). Now, the companies responsible for … Continue reading Consider What Your Children Are Watching

It Takes a Church (Prov 22:6)

The following is an unedited sermon manuscript; for an explanation of my sermon manuscripts, click here. *Originally preached in May, 2022* Sermon Audio: It Takes a Church (Prov 22:6) Children, do you like coming to church? Do you ever get bored? Wish that I would talk less? My family didn’t go to church very often when I … Continue reading It Takes a Church (Prov 22:6)

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