I'm currently working in a sweet writing gig that I got in a fairly miraculous manner (ask me about it sometime, it’s a pretty cool story). I am a graduate of Biola University and a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute, and I'm also married to the extremely beautiful Anna Mulligan. I write on literally anything that strikes my mind long enough to make it onto my computer, although it generally comes back to some aspect of theology. (I'm also a not-quite-hardcore gamer: I would probably play League of Legends with you, just ask for my tag). You can also follow my personal blog at http://imperfectfornow.blogspot.com/.
It’s finally here: Five Iron Frenzy’s first album in ten long years. And it’s…different than what I was expecting. But still awesome.
I am a long-time (life-time?) fan of Christian music, and I well remember that glorious moment, the summer in between my sophomore and junior... November 26th, 2013 | Music | Read More
“Theology is ok for some people, but for me, I think it’s a lot better just to love people, you know?”
At least, that’s what a growing chunk of evangelicals are saying. But does it hold up? Does it actually work? Does it even make any sense?
This sentiment gets part of it right,... September 26th, 2013 | Other | Read More
It is fortunate–oh, so fortunate–that it was not Job, that paragon of patience and faith, that Jesus claimed he would build his church on.
August 29th, 2013 | Church, Other | Read More
At my very first summer camp, I heard DC Talk’s Jesus Freak playing from the loudspeakers before chapel. I didn’t know what it was, I’d never heard anything like it before, and as soon as I got back I asked my mom to find out. Fast forward to Christmas morning of that year: I awoke... May 23rd, 2013 | Art & Literature, Culture, Media | Read More
When Jesus encounters demons in his travels throughout Israel, there are a couple reactions that we would expect from demons. Fear. Shuddering. Apprehension.
But there’s one reaction we see multiple times that, on first thought, wouldn’t be expected: Surprise.
In Mark 1:24, Jesus encounters... April 11th, 2013 | Religion | Read More
“A chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his quality…”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
Caution: The following post contains a slight spoiler to G. K. Chesterton’s The Man who was Thursday. Read the book and then come back to read this afterwards. I’ll wait.
Given... March 12th, 2013 | Apologetics, Religion | Read More
I think that certain strains of modern worship do some things really well, and some things really poorly. I’ll be using my own church as my primary example, since this is (obviously) where I experience the most “corporate worship.”
First, the good.
Freaking awesome guitar solo... February 28th, 2013 | Music, Religion | Read More
I just read a fascinating article on Huffington Post. It’s written by Shane Windmeyer, a “Nationally recognized LGBT leader in higher education; bestselling author; executive director, Campus Pride,” and it details his contact and eventual friendship with Dan Cathy, of Chick-fil-A “Guilty... January 30th, 2013 | Culture | Read More
Why is it that there are certain television shows that, despite sharing common themes, could hardly be more different:? How I Met Your Mother and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, for example, initially struck me as being, on the surface, quite similar. A group of friends in the big city, focusing... January 16th, 2013 | Television | Read More
This is dedicated to John Mulligan and Phil Zachary, or Papa and Gampy to their grandchildren. They are two of the greatest grandfathers anyone could ask for, and they died within weeks of each other two years ago this Christmas season. We remember them, and we remember that they live on with their... December 18th, 2012 | Religion | Read More