Part 2 of My D.Min. Proposal

Here is the section of my D.Min. proposal that addresses the historical precedents and cultural conditions of the research question I am addressing. It is similar to the Literature Review for PhD dissertations. Introduction There is a crisis of identity within the urban context. Our concern is, how may we apologetically address this identity crisis?Continue reading “Part 2 of My D.Min. Proposal”

The Gospel is BIG Enough

Our Gospel is big enough. There is no hole in our Gospel. It doesn’t need to be expanded, filled in, or changed. If anything, our Gospel needs to be more fully understood, more fully accepted, more fully loved, and more fully treasured. All claims, cries, and calls for a bigger Gospel fail to understand justContinue reading “The Gospel is BIG Enough”

Review: Uche Anizor’s How to Read Theology: Engaging Doctrine Critically and Charitably

Anizor, Uche. How to Ready Theology: Engaging Doctrine Critically and Charitably. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2018. We don’t give much thought to reading theology. Sure we read it and interact with it, but we don’t often step back and consider how we should read and interact with theology. In other words, we do theology, oftenContinue reading “Review: Uche Anizor’s How to Read Theology: Engaging Doctrine Critically and Charitably”

Hope for the Hood

Below is the broad outline for the apologetics course/book that I am working on. This is only part of the D. Min. project. WTS calls it the Ministry Model. The lessons will follow the broad organizational structure of Method, Commending the Faith, Defending the Faith, and Attacking Unbelief. The following are themes I intend toContinue reading “Hope for the Hood”

Book Review: Peter Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City

Peter Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City offers an engaging and often heartbreaking look at gentrification in the US. He focuses specifically on four unique cities: New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. Each city offers a slightly different perspective on gentrification. New Orleans had a “clean slate” after the devastation of Katrina. Detroit’sContinue reading “Book Review: Peter Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City”

Review: Nick Foles’ Believe It

NOTE: this has nothing to do with my D. Min., but everything to do with my love for the Eagles! Foles, Nick with Joshua Cooley. Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale Momentum, 2018. What I appreciate about Nick Foles’ Believe It is that Nick Foles isContinue reading “Review: Nick Foles’ Believe It”

Book Review: John Onwuchekwa’s Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church

This book isn’t specifically focused on my D.Min. research, but I thought it was an excellent little book worth sharing. Note: this book is not out yet. I received an advanced copy thanks to Crossway and Netgalley. It releases August 31st, 2018. Onwuchekwa, John. Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books,Continue reading “Book Review: John Onwuchekwa’s Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church”

D.Min. Proposal: Biblical & Theological Foundations

Here’s a rough draft of the Biblical and Theological Foundations section of my D. Min. Project Proposal. This chapter will be foundational as I work through key scripture passages and follow the redemptive-historical flow of Scripture as I trace the imago dei. I have a bit of reading to do! Key Passages In order toContinue reading “D.Min. Proposal: Biblical & Theological Foundations”

Review: Alan Noble’s Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

O. Alan Noble. Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2018. Note: This review is written from a pre-release copy via InterVarsity and Netgalley. This explains some of the discrepancy of citations. Some are from the PDF Kindle edition while others are from the a different file. I hopeContinue reading “Review: Alan Noble’s Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age”

A Few Random Notes on Some “Secondary Reads”

These works are not directly related to my research, but may prove helpful background information or side information. In other words, they are not a direct priority to read, but they deserve a place on the backburner. Hopefully I will get to them soon. Glaude, Jr., Eddie S. Democracy in Black: How Race Still EnslavesContinue reading “A Few Random Notes on Some “Secondary Reads””