Tom Schreiner on the Mosaic Covenant

Tom Schreiner clearly and simply explains the intricacies of the Mosaic covenant, which he calls "The Covenant with Israel." in his book Covenant and God's Purpose for the World. Like many scholars, Schreiner believes that the Mosaic covenant is based on grace, not works: "Some mistakenly separate it almost altogether from the covenant with Abraham…

Reading While Black

In the book Reading While Black: African American Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope, Anglican scholar Esau McCaulley writes to address two worlds: those within the Black community who want to scrap the Bible because they do not feel like it addresses their struggle and a wider audience who wants to know how African Americans…

Paul R. Williamson on the Mosaic Covenant

Paul R. Williamson writes about the Mosaic covenant in Sealed with an Oath. The prominence of the Mosaic covenant in the story of Israel has led one scholar to label it "the Old Testament covenant" (94). Because of its importance, Williamson devotes significant time to explaining the meaning and functioning of the covenant. Yet, while…

2020 in Books

Oneness Embraced by Tony EvansEnding Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration by Anthony BradleyThe Next Evangelicalism by Soong-Chan RahBe the Bridge by Latasha MorrisonOvercoming Racial Gridlock by George YanceyColor of Compromise by Jemar TisbyThe Servant King by TD AlexanderFrom Eden to New Jerusalem by TD Alexander168 Hours by Laura VanderkamThe Systems Mindset by Sam CarpenterWork the System…

What was the zenith?

Decline narratives of American culture are so interesting to me. They seem to raise more questions than answers. Decline narratives typically go something like this: America's culture is decline. It used to be much better, but now it's not. So my question is this: What was the zenith? What was the "high point" or best…

The Checklist Manifesto Summary and Application

In his book, The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande wants to eliminate mistakes through the power of a checklist. Gawande points out that people make a lot of mistakes, usually because of ignorance or ineptitude. People may not know what to do or they may fail to apply the knowledge they do have correctly (8). Further…

Habit Checklist

You can download the habit checklist for the daily habits of prayer, exercise, and evening routine HERE. Remember to only focus on adding in one habit at a time. You can copy and paste from the template into your files.

How To Plan Your Week

Weekly planning is one of the keystone habits for a productive life. Why? Because you will either be a slave to your calendar or a slave to the chaos. A chaotic life is one lived without intention, thinking about how you will use your time. Such chaos often leads us to pass our days living…

To Don’t List

It's helpful to create a "To Don't List" for the year. Here's mine for wrapping up 2019 and heading into 2020: I won't be pressured by outside organizations to speak or present. I need to focus on shepherding the LBC body and my school work. I won't give my word to reach out to "outlier"…