Category Archives: Me

My visit to the PCA GA 2018

For the second straight year I attended the Presbyterian Church in America’s General Assembly. This year it was in Atlanta, GA while last year it was in Greensboro, NC. While it is a national denomination, its history is largely Southern … Continue reading

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I grew up in a place that does not exist.

I grew up in a place that does not exist. Not that it was in the Twilight Zone, but rather just a non-descript zone unsure of its identity and location. While our address said Grand Rapids, technically we were in … Continue reading

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My Interview on “Research and Religion” Podcast

Check out the Research on Religion podcast where I was interviewed by Dr. Tony Gill, Professor at Washington University:

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My Baptism in the LCA

From the time I was five years old until my college years I attended with my family a Lutheran church (Holy Cross) in Jenison, MI. As this was a member of the conservative Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), I’ve long assumed … Continue reading

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Geneva Lecture 1: What is Religion? – On the Importance of Definitions

[This summer I’ll be giving three lectures and a speech at the Summer Studies in Christian Thought program at the Geneva Institute for Christian Thought in Elizabethton, Tennessee. ( If you are a junior or senior in high school or … Continue reading

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GPTS Conference 2018

This is the second year that I’ve attended the Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (GPTS) conference. It is held at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church, a large and rather dashing church in Greenville, SC. My current church is a financial supporter of GPTS … Continue reading

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Notes on Rosaria Butterfield’s speech in Charlotte, NC

My wife and I went to hear Rosaria Champagne Butterfield speak at Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte, NC this morning (Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018). I had never read any of her books nor heard her speak before, but I did … Continue reading

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