My Purpose in Writing
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
God’s given me a passion for systematic theology, apologetics, and political philosophy – in a nutshell, really digging into God’s Word to bring out its true meaning and application. God’s Word touches every area of life, and while it isn’t prescriptive for every detail, it provides the framework for answering tough questions and developing good philosophy about politics. It is the basis of my worldview, and I hope that will come across in my writing.
More and more, I see the need in the Church for being able to think about political issues in a biblically sound manner. This became more readily apparent to me in the recent 2016 election. (How in the world do we get candidates like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as our major candidates?) In the future, I hope to be used by God to educate and edify the church on political and theological issues.
During my time at seminary, I’ve also become more interested in blogging about the intersection of sexuality and the Christian faith. There are two reasons for this. First, because of my own testimony and life journey. Having wrestled (and continuing to wrestle) through this issue on a personal level, I am invested, as a matter of my own sanctification, in developing theologically sound and compassionate responses to the questions surrounding the confusion of one’s sexuality. Second, since I know I’m not the only one struggling with these issues, there remains a huge need in the church for answering questions about the nuances about sexuality and daily life.
I wish to serve and be used by God to edify the church. That is my heart in writing about these issues.