Desiring Authenticity

We have an authenticity problem. Maybe it’s because nothing is built to last anymore, or the cheese we grew up on doesn’t even melt. Either way you slice it, we desire authenticity, but I don’t know what “authenticity” means. I just read a few blog posts about authentic Christianity, and they’re all operating from different…

Buzzology: An Introduction

Every field has its own language. Music, mechanics, construction, sports, theology, and well, I think you get the idea. You've heard of Hebrew and Greek, but if you want to grow beyond baby Christendom, you must master buzzology. It's the native tongue of Sunday schools, youth groups, and even pulpits... usually pulpits hand crafted from the reclaimed…

A Reason to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Everything about the world seems just right. Red and golden leaves saunter to the ground, the air is crisp, and the atmosphere stirs with holiday excitement. I relish crackling fires with my favorite pipe and a good book, I delight in home cooked food shared…

Coolvinism: The Blog

Welcome, gentle reader, to my home away from Twitter. If my tweets are shots of espresso, then my blog is a big pot of freshly brewed fair trade coffee. This, my friends, is long-form Coolvinism. I enjoy humor, and I think God enjoys humor. I know Martin Luther enjoyed humor, he once said, "If you're not allowed to…