In light of recent conversations spurred on by the Founder’s cinedoc, By What Standard?, I thought it might be of some service to offer a brief post expressing my thoughts on reading authors and theologians with whom you disagree. Frankly, I could be more specific in the title, I suppose. “How to Read James Cone,” … Continue reading How to Read Authors and Theologians with Whom You Disagree
As I (David) have already written and reflected upon, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya this past year with my friend John Schultz on behalf of Equip the Nations. While traveling the countryside, I asked him to share the story behind the formation of Equip the Nations, inc because it reveals another avenue … Continue reading The Story behind Equip the Nations, Inc
Kenya is a beautiful country. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t the green fields and mountains I saw. As we flew from Nairobi into Kisumu at sunrise, we were taken aback by the sheer beauty of it all. I knew that Kenya bordered Lake Victoria, but I wasn’t aware that we … Continue reading What Does the American Church Have to Offer Kenya?
This past month, I had an opportunity to minister in Western Kenya by leading a pastor’s conference alongside my friend, fellow ETBU-alumnus, and fellow two-time SWBTS-alumnus, John Schultz. John leads a non-profit called Equip the Nations, inc and had reached out to me several months ago, asking if I would be interested in helping lead … Continue reading Trusting his Unseen Hand
The Atonement: A Biblical, Theological, and Historical Study of the Cross of Christ. By David L. Allen. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2019. 352 pp. $34.99 Several years ago, I found myself at pastor’s conference attended primarily those of a particular theological persuasion. Unsurprisingly, the theme of the conference celebrated the theology of the Reformation which turned … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW and Giveaway: The Atonement by David L. Allen
As I speak with pastors, one topic that comes up again and again concerns the difficulties faced when leading change in the church. Whether it entails the adjustment of a service time, the elimination of a beloved program, or changing a curriculum, or any other deeply-entrenched facet in the church, change is hard. So I … Continue reading Leading Change in the Church
Join the Caffeinated Theology crew as we discuss the steps to finding a pastorate. How do you find a new pastorate? What do I need to do to submit a resume? What to expect in the interview process. What to do when you go in view of a call. Link: 30 Questions to ask a … Continue reading Episode 10: Pastoral Interviews
Lately, I've found myself in that position where I’ve been praying for something specifically. Now, this is beyond regular prayer or daily prayer. This is that heavily-sighing, crying-out-to-God prayer that rises up from the deepest parts of the soul. And yet, when it comes to this prayer, God often just seems silent. I can see … Continue reading Gratitude and Unanswered Prayer
Join the Caffeinated Theology crew as we speak with Carl Bradford about this year's Crossover efforts in Birmingham, AL. Carl is an assistant professor at SWBTS and is married to Andrea (who apparently makes a mean Shrimp Po'Boy). Together they have two children: Carl Jr. and Abigail. He earned his PhD in Evangelism.