My First Semester of University Teaching

My first semester of teaching in the hallowed halls of academe is in the rearview, and I’ve caught my breath enough to begin reflecting. It has been a learning experience for all of us! As an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University, I taught three courses in the Fall 2019 term—almost a full load for full-timeContinue reading “My First Semester of University Teaching”

The Easter Sermon of John Chrysostom

John Chrysostom (d. AD 407), Archbishop of Constantinople, is widely acknowledged as one of the church’s greatest preachers.[1. See,, Among Eastern Orthodox churches and various other Christian traditions, this sermon is traditionally read on Easter morning.[2. This translation is from the Fordham University Internet Medieval Source Book. See also Orthodox, Anglican, Reformed,Continue reading “The Easter Sermon of John Chrysostom”

My Thesis

A Missional Method for Constructive Theology (Part 2) Missional theology is a movement without a method—a movement with many methods. Born of interculturality, contextualism, and an adaptive instinct, the missional disposition entails a certain eclecticism, even a methodological relativism. Indeed, the commitment to mission precedes the question of method and judges the demand for methodologicalContinue reading “My Thesis”

On Satire

satire noun • sat·ire • ˈsa-ˌtī(-ə)r 1 : a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn 2: trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast, “The Satire Paradox,” is my jumping-off point. It’s fascinating—have a listen. I’m a member of the defunct Colbert Nation.Continue reading “On Satire”

Christian Scholars’ Conference 2016

I’m looking forward to attending CSC this year. Along with the other board members of the Missio Dei Foundation (those who, among other things, oversee, I’ve had the privilege of organizing a number of sessions. I’m thankful that missiology will be represented among the pursuits of Stone-Campbell Movement scholars. I also get to present aContinue reading “Christian Scholars’ Conference 2016”