Confessions of a First-Year Theology Prof

I recently completed teaching my first theology course at Emmaus Bible College, and it has been an incredible experience. The course was "Survey of Doctrine," and gave a very short and general overview to systematic theology, answering the question "what does the Bible teach?" I entered the semester with nervous anticipation, not entirely knowing how … Continue reading Confessions of a First-Year Theology Prof


A Biblical and Theological Examination of the Eternal Submission of the Son

I recently completed my ThM thesis at Western Seminary (read it here). I wrote about the hot topic of the eternal submission of the Son to the Father. I wanted to approach this not from a confessional or creedal starting point, but going back to what should be the ultimate authority for each and every … Continue reading A Biblical and Theological Examination of the Eternal Submission of the Son

Adventures at Shiloh

This summer I had the incredible opportunity to lead a small group of students and alumni from Emmaus Bible College to participate in the excavations run by Associates for Biblical Research at Shiloh in Israel. We spent two weeks in the country (ten days on the dig site) and stayed in East Jerusalem at the … Continue reading Adventures at Shiloh

ESV Archaeology Study Bible – A Review

I recently received a copy of Crossway's ESV Archaeology Study Bible. I want to give a short review of this excellent and up-to-date resource. With a team of over 15 archaeologists and experts providing historical and cultural insight into the biblical text, this study Bible is a fantastic support for students of God's word, pastors, … Continue reading ESV Archaeology Study Bible – A Review

Jonah and the Golden Calf

    There are many pictures that come to mind when thinking about the biblical book of Jonah: a prophet running from God, a powerful storm on the sea, a giant fish/whale/sea monster, the metropolis of Nineveh, multitudes on their knees crying out in repentance, etc. A golden cow is not typically one of those … Continue reading Jonah and the Golden Calf

Tears for Lazarus

(This poem is based on John 11:35: "Jesus wept," and explores reasons why the Savior cried at the tomb of Lazarus.) Why cry for friend laid down on stone Dead, covered, buried in a tomb When power to raise does He possess And restored life with him to bless Was it for pain of certain … Continue reading Tears for Lazarus

Trinity Wars (Pt. 2)

In the first part of this review of Kevin Giles’ recent book The Rise and Fall of the Complementarian Doctrine of the Trinity, I presented the recent Trinitarian debate as given through the perspective of Giles. In this second part I would like to briefly review the main issue, and ask several questions that highlight … Continue reading Trinity Wars (Pt. 2)