All of the articles and essays below have been published elsewhere, either online or in print. They are organized by topic. You are free to download them, but only for your personal use. I hope you find encouragement and inspiration here.


A House Built upon the Rock: Finding Our Identity in Christ

Panic and the Personal God

The Power of Remembrance in the Face of Death

Words of Counsel_Part 1: A Biblical-Theological Foundation

Words of Counsel_Part 2: Letting Words Work


A Christmas Reflection

Finding Gratitude in Unlikely Places: A Thanksgiving Reflection

Oh Night Divine


Closing the Gaps: Perichoresis and the Nature of Language

Death, Dogma, and Discourse

Imaging Communion: An Argument for God’s Existence Based on Speech

In the Beginning Was the Word: John 1:1-5 and a Revelational Theory of Metaphor

In a World of Speech

A Kingdom of Listeners

Language and the Trinity: A Meeting Place for the Global Church

Literal, Metaphorical, or Neither?

A Theological Critique of Learner Autonomy

Where Person Meets Word_Part 1: Personalism in the Language Theory of Kenneth L. Pike

Where Person Meets Word_Part 2: The Convergence of Personalism and Scripture in the Language Theory of Kenneth L. Pike

Why Language Is Everything

Words for Communion

World through Word: Towards a Linguistic Ontology


Beauty Embodied

Dostoyevsky and the Panacea for Personal Judgment

Meddling in the Mind of Melkor: The Silmarillion and the Nature of Sin


The Burden of Blood

Finding Truth in the Top 40

The Greatest Threat to the Gospel

Looking for Rewards in All the Wrong Places

Sound and Perspective

Stolen Capital: The Weight of Words in Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’

The Trinity

Do You See How I See: The Trinitarian Roots of Human Perception

The Emic and Etic, Immanent and Economic: Perspectives on Theology from Language Theory

The Heart of Trinitarian Heresy

Language and the Trinity: A Meeting Place for the Global Church

A Note on Trinitarian Analogies

Solipsism or Empathy? Beating the Devil with His Own Tricks

A Trellis for Trinitarian Theology

Truth as a Person


Poor Prose Is Poor Theology

We Who Work with Words: Towards a Theology of Writing

Writing to Strangers for the Savior

Book Reviews

John Frame, Theology in Three Dimensions