Browndale · Forest City · Richmondale · Vandling

10 Things I Love About Forest City

In celebration of pastoring Cornerstone for 10 years this month,  I am writing several blogs about the last 10 years of ministry in Forest City, PA.  My blog is usually focused on theological issues, but this time my purpose is more practical. I am going to list things that I enjoy about our community. If… Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Forest City

Friends · Life Lessons · Mentors

10 People Who Influenced Me the Last 10 Years

In celebration of pastoring at Cornerstone for 10 years this October, I am preparing several posts about the last 10 years of my ministry in Forest City, PA. I want to list 10 people who impacted my ministry; several of whom are local, and several are national scholars and theologians I’ve never personally met. I’ve… Continue reading 10 People Who Influenced Me the Last 10 Years

Authors · Books · C.S. Lewis · John Piper · Reading

10 Books Everyone Should Read

In celebration of my 10th anniversary at  Cornerstone, I’m writing  several blogs listing a variety of my favorite  “10 things.” Over the next couple weeks my lists will include  people who influenced me over the last 10 years, why I love living in the Forest City Community and what I learned in the last 10… Continue reading 10 Books Everyone Should Read

Bible Study · Guest Blogger · Literature · Reading · Spiritual Growth · Steve Adler

Some Devotional Thoughts on Reading or “Fake It Till You Make It”

Every once in awhile I attempt to point you to other voices I enjoy. One of the ways I do this is by having guest bloggers. Steve Adler and I met several years ago at an educational convention. We chatted a little, figured we may see each other at some point again, then I ran… Continue reading Some Devotional Thoughts on Reading or “Fake It Till You Make It”

Art · Beauty · Image of God · Legalism

Reclaiming Beauty

I would say a good chunk of my upbringing in Christianity is what I would call legalistic fundamentalism. First, let me give a disclaimer to say that I’m not embittered by my childhood. I think there were many or even mostly large positives from it. Right off the bat we need to define our terms.… Continue reading Reclaiming Beauty

Beauty · Computers · Human · Images of God · Logic · Lucretius · Machine · Philosophy · Securlarism · Worldview

How to Dehumanize Culture

One modern conversation is whether one day computers will take over the human race. Certain modern philosophers and other technological giants who are currently influential to society such as Tesla, Stephen Hawking, and others, have warned of this potential. Often in the theoretical, they are talking about two different scenarios. One scenario is computers and… Continue reading How to Dehumanize Culture

Afterlife · Ecclesiastes · Great Books · Logic · Lucretius · Nietzsche · Philosophy · Purpose · Solomon · Work

The Redundancy Liberator

 Do you ever feel like life is redundant? I can’t be the only one right? Get up, eat breakfast, go to work, do the same thing at work that you did yesterday, come home, make dinner, play with the kids, get the gang in bed, and then you do it all over again. This I… Continue reading The Redundancy Liberator