Concerning Remarks on Calvinism in Chapel at Southwestern

Recently, a speaker in chapel at Southwestern dealt in a portion of his message with the subject of Calvinism (link to original chapel message). He presented his views on the subject, as would be expected at a Southern Baptist seminary in view of the current d... Read More »

Advent: Waiting, Remembering, Rejoicing

It is that time of year again, or, as we sing along, “the most wonderful time of the year.” The so-called Holiday Season is a joyous time for many people, as it is for me and my family. The ability to travel and rekindle relationships with family and frien... Read More »

Thankful for the Evangelical Church in America: A Korean-American Perspective

As all Americans reflect on what they’re thankful for and especially the way God providentially brought the Puritans to settle this great nation, I wanted to write something personal and from the heart. An ode of gratitude to God for America, if you will. Ho... Read More »

Do Spirituality and Universal Moral Consciousness Point to God?

Arriving in Cameroon, West Africa, to teach at a Baptist seminary for six years beginning in 1976 was quite a journey. This was true physically because of the long travel, emotionally due to cultural adjustments, and spiritually because of an awakening as to h... Read More »

A Powerful yet Dangerous Tool

It is probably safe to say that I am not the only one glad Election 2016 is now complete. Let me assure you that this is not going to be a political post, except to say I was compelled to write on this subject because of the most recent political cycle. It has... Read More »

Honor the Lord, Remember the Vet

Words are significant to the expression of language in the art of communication, just as dates are significant to the cycle of one’s life. Each year, some days are more important in meaning than others. We remember our birthday; hopefully, our wedding annive... Read More »

Three Reasons Why I Teach Philosophy at a Seminary

Philosophy suffers from an image problem. In our technologically driven, anti-intellectual culture, it is widely perceived that philosophy offers no “this-wordly” good and is therefore a waste of time, or so the argument goes. Learning needs to be practica... Read More »

A Jolt From Jonah

The noteworthy theologian Darth Vader once said to a colleague, “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” When we turn to the Old Testament book of Jonah, we encounter a lack of faith that is devastatingly disturbing. We are jolted to discover that the lack ... Read More »

What If This Is the End of Freedom in America?

A quick review of recent news headlines in the United States reveals an increasing number of incidents where governmental executives, legislators and judges have borrowed from the intolerant presuppositions of secular progressivism to restrict the religious li... Read More »

Seven Reasons I Will Vote for Donald Trump for President

The recent “October surprise” release of a video of Donald Trump from several years ago has once again prompted great angst among many, along with new and renewed calls for conservatives and/or Christians not to vote for him. His comments about women are d... Read More »