Some Issues Just Won’t Go Away

Some Issues Just Won’t Go Away

Some issues in theological discourse just never go away. Supporters on one side or the other are committed and tenacious in the articulation and defense of their views. Part of the tenacity arises from the belief that the stakes are just too high to surrender. The...
Why We Did It! FWIW – We are Vaccinated!

Why We Did It! FWIW – We are Vaccinated!

Now maybe no one will really care about this but, just so you know, the Minnesota Straubs have all been vaccinated—Rebecca last Wednesday, Joshua on Thursday and I on Saturday. We all decided on the J&J single shot vaccine. I realize there is some risk involved....
Why the Reformation Still Matters

Why the Reformation Still Matters

As a church historian, it has been my blessing to plumb the depths and breadth of the magnificent story of Christianity from the time of Christ to the modern era. Our history is a story of highs and lows, of successes and failures, of glories and sorrows. Polycarp...
Theological Triage . . . Is That Your Final Answer?

Theological Triage . . . Is That Your Final Answer?

Recently I read the short book, Finding the Right Hills to Die On by Gavin Ortlund (Crossway, 2020). It’s a Gospel Coalition book with a forward by D. A. Carson. Book endorsements include Southern Baptists Russ Moore, J. D. Greear and Daniel Akin plus Bryan Chapell, a...