Writing for Nerd Church

Our church, 1208GREENWOOD, recently expanded on our mission to “create space, foster growth, love people, and love God,” by implementing the longterm vision to plant churches inside of our building that create space to reach those we’re not currently reaching. One of these churches was called, “Nerd Church,” but has now been aptly renamed, “1208-Bit.”…

Church Interruptions (Pt 2)

I feel that the main reason Paul told “the women” to be silent in church was not because they were women, but because they were interrupting the service with their questions. Ancient culture did not spend much time educating women, and therefore they had plenty of questions to ask. As Craig S. Keener points out,…

Progressive Paul (Opening)

Many of Paul’s words often get used to demean women and other minorities, but Paul’s instructions were actually quite progressive for his time—not regressive. It’s important we take the whole Bible into account as well as the culture Paul was in to understand just how extraordinary his message was. The conversation on women and the…

Jesus as the Fullest Revelation of God

Last night I preached a message that got unnecessarily complicated—in fact, I think it was probably the most scatter-brained message I’ve ever preached. I cringe as I even try to listen back to the recording. Truth be told, some things are just easier to write out or teach in a Bible study than to preach…

Paul’s Comments on Women

Much of modern misogyny in the church can be attributed to Paul’s comments on women in the Bible. But is misogyny really what Paul intended to communicate? In today’s podcast, I take a look at Paul’s comments in 1 Corinthians 11 and sort out what’s at the heart of his message. As it ends up,…