March 10, 2017Filed under micro#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The only thing left to do in my entire seminary career is one short final, which I’ll take Monday morning. That’ll be a good feeling.

January 18, 2017Filed under micro#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

And that’s a wrap on my SEBTS J-Term class. One last class—a 1-week intensive over spring break—and I will, at long last, have my M. Div.

November 28, 2016Filed under micro#m. div.#sebts#software developmentMarkdown source

Currently almost 7 hours into this work- and school-day, at 2:30pm, and expecting it to be about a 12-hour day. Time to coffee up some more.

Irreducible Complexity and Design Discourse

Inductive and deductive arguments are not the only ways to form rational, well-warranted beliefs.

May 17, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Fine Tuning

The physical constants of the universe give us good reason to think God exists.

May 17, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Classical Mechanics Doesn't Exclude Miracles

Against an argument which isn't even coherent, much less a defeater.

May 17, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Realism and Antirealism

A key debate in the philosophy of science (with interesting implications for young-earth creationism).

May 16, 2016 (updated June 06, 2016)Filed under Theology#m. div.#papers#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown sourceBibliography

Full-On Question-Begging

Physicalism is not and cannot be a consequence of science.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Empirical Equivalence, Real Semantic Difference

Even when two claims yield the same prediction, their truth content matters.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Realism, Generality, and Precision—In Tension?

Biology and physics are different in more ways than one.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Aristotle, Newton, and Progress

The limits of Aristotelian science (and why Kuhn might be exaggerating a bit).

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Statistical Regularities and Explanation

Exactness, explanatory power, causality, and meaning in science.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Counterfactuals and Supervenience

Different sciences, different methodologies, different "laws."

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Science and Pseudo-Science

The demarcation problem, fuzzy lines, and mild discomfort.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Corpuscularianism and Atomism

How science and philosophy seek to answer questions.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

God is With Us

A sermon on John 14:15–31

April 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#sebts#sermonsMarkdown source
April 05, 2016Filed under micro#m. div.#sebts#sermons#writingMarkdown source

One of the things that’s weird about writing sermons for a class is the requirement to turn in a summary of my preparation. Why, you ask? Because it tends to look like this…

The Titles Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as Denoting Being, Not Activity

The Relationship Between the Economic and Immanent Trinity

March 26, 2016Filed under Theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown sourceBibliography

Realism and Anti-Realism in Science

Do unobservables actually exist? (A riddle. Let the reader understand.)

March 15, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

The 'Covering Law' Model

Why it is defective, and what a good alternative might be.

March 15, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

The Problem of Induction

Two proposed solutions (in very brief).

March 15, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

A Strange and Messy Deliverance

A sermon on Judges 3:7–31

March 08, 2016Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebts#sermonsMarkdown source

A Humble, Selfless, Unity

A sermon on Philippians 2:1–11

February 09, 2016Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebts#sermonsMarkdown source

Power and Mercy

December 09, 2015Filed under theology#m. div.#sebts#sermonsMarkdown source
December 07, 2015Filed under micro#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

One sermon manuscript and one easy final and I’ll be done with this semester. Let’s go.

An Apology and a Hermeneutic

A Review of Jesus and the Victory of God

December 01, 2015Filed under Theology#book reviews#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source
September 09, 2015Filed under micro#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

I really wish I had time to make N. T. Wright’s Jesus and the Victory of God the topic of my book review for my intro to New Testament this semester. And honestly… I’m kind of thinking about just going for it. I’ve wanted to read it for years anyway.

Spirit Empowered Preaching

September 08, 2015Filed under Theology#book reviews#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Not Exactly a Millennium

Reading Revelation 20 in its Context

July 22, 2015Filed under theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

The Mystery of the Table

Thoughts on the Theology and Practice of the Lord's Supper

July 11, 2015Filed under Theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Future Hope, Resurrection Bodies, and a Coming Kingdom

Evaluating the nature of hope in Life Everlasting

June 13, 2015Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Strong-Group Cultures are Broken, Too

Thoughts on When the Church Was a Family

May 28, 2015Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source
May 17, 2015Filed under micro#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

That time I misread a quiz time on Moodle and thought it closed at 12:05 am tonight… but that’s when it opens. :sigh:

May 17, 2015Filed under micro#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

On the one hand, I really enjoy (many of) my seminary classes. On the other hand, having no time at all off between the end of my Spring semester and the beginning of the summer semester makes me want to be done with my M. Div.

Why Should a Man Complain?

Syntax, Poetry, and Meaning in Lamentations 3:40–66

April 27, 2015Filed under theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

An Uncomfortable Fit

A Complex, Post-Denominational Ecclesiastical Identity

April 25, 2015Filed under theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Repent and Be Baptized

The Theology and Practice of Baptism

March 28, 2015Filed under Theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Be Holy!

A Review of An Infinite Journey

December 10, 2014Filed under Theology#book reviews#fbc durham#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

The "New" Covenant

May 11, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Uniqueness of the Incarnation

May 06, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Communicatio Idiomatum

May 03, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Perfectionism

An Imperfect Doctrine Of Sanctification

May 03, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Divinity of Jesus

May 03, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Nature of Justification (redux)

May 03, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Spirit's Work in Conversion (redux)

May 03, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Further Upward and Further In

April 29, 2014Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Right Standing Before God

April 22, 2014Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Halfway to His Own Thesis

A Review of Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work

April 12, 2014Filed under Theology#book reviews#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Spirit and Christian Formation

April 09, 2014Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Spirit and Conversion

April 03, 2014Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Resurrection is Essential

March 18, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Servant of God

Israel, Isaiah, and Jesus Christ

March 11, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Wisdom and Folly

Two Women, Two Ways, Two Houses

March 11, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Job—The Mourner

March 11, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

What He Did Not Assume

March 05, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Adam's Sin and Our Death

March 05, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Name of Sin

March 05, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

In the Day That You Eat of It

March 05, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Sufficiency and Efficacy

February 25, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Like His Brothers in Every Way

February 11, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Mother of God

February 04, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Infant Guilt—Purest Speculation

February 01, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

What Was Their Sin?

January 25, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source