This Year, More Bodhi, Less Jabba (A Star Wars Parable)

What are you wearing in 2018? The Apostle Paul tells us to “clothe ourselves with the presence of the Lord Jesus,” and to avoid making provisions for the flesh to gratify its sinful desires (Romans 13:14). What might it look like for us to be clothed in the presence of Jesus this year? Maybe a Star Wars analogy can help.

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Why We All Struggle With Rejection

Deep down we all live with the constant and nagging sting of rejection. It’s for a good reason. We were rejected in the worst, most fundamental, unimaginable, unthinkable, soul shattering, way possible. We have been rejected by our Creator.

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The Dragon in the Lake

Our family Christmas traditions include dragons. While winged reptiles might not make it onto most holiday to-do lists, it has become something the DeWitt children always ask about. Full disclosure: I thought I could get away with skipping it last year and they demanded that it make a come back.

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I Need Your Help (Book Launch Team)

My new book Life in the Wild: Fighting for Faith in a Fallen World comes out on February 1, 2018. I could really use your help. If you would be interested in being a part of a launch team to help spread the word check out the details below.

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Dogma Without a Dog

There’s nothing more predatory than a dogma without a dog. The expression “I don’t have a dog in that fight” has been used to mean that one doesn’t have a stake in the outcome. That’s all well and good if it is indeed the case. It usually is not the case. Everyone has some dog in the fight. That is to say, everyone is operating according to some dogma.

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An Open Letter to Friends Who Don’t Feel Like Giving Thanks

Life can be really hard and disappointing. In America, we are preparing for our annual day of thanksgiving. But what if you don’t feel overly thankful?

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The Atheism In Us All

We pray the Psalms to open all of my theology classes at Cedarville University. I read through a Psalm at the beginning of class and encourage my students to reflect on the words and grab on to a particular verse or idea in the Psalm and frame it as a prayer to God.  I end my reading with, “This is the Word of the Lord.” Students respond, “Thanks be to God.”

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A Rant: On Hiding Behind Dead Men

It is fashionable among academicians to hide behind dead men. In order to strengthen their position, they need only evoke the name of some bygone philosopher or theologian. “Oh, my position is Aristotelian” they will say in one breath, but in the next “Well, it’s not that Aristotelian.”

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I’m not John Piper. Neither are you. What are you going to do about it?

My confession, “I am not John Piper.” There, I’ve said it. And by the way, I’m not Matt Chandler either.

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