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Samuel Parkison

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morning run

*A poem inspired by my morning run and Psalm 19* It happened this morning. After a run. Wet and fussy. Just out of breath—winded but not heaving. Neighborhood lit with grey glow— bright enough to be day, dim enough to... Continue Reading →

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We’re Tired. Let Us Pray.

No longer am I a dignified servant, offering my hand for the plow with all the nobility in the world. No, rather, I can hardly keep my head up—I’m a trembling child or a starving peasant, entreating with shaky hands and teary eyes.

Jonah’s Song (A Father’s Day Post)

**Here's a song I wrote for my firstborn son, Jonah Stephen. Lyrics: Son, oh my son, I know you'll grow tired of hearing it But I enjoy your very existence. I love you so much. Son, oh my son, you... Continue Reading →

In Theological Aesthetic Conversation with Jonathan Edwards and Herman Bavinck

I hope to get this paper published eventually, but here is a draft. Click here to read the paper: What Hath the Netherlands to do with New Englend: In Theological Aesthetic Conversation with Jonathan Edwards and Herman Bavinck

Book Review: Rendering the Word in Theological Hermeneutics – Mark Alan Bowald

In his endorsement for Mark Alan Bowald’s Rendering the Word in Theological Hermeneutics, Kevin Vanhoozer writes that “theological hermeneutics has no more avid cartographer than Mark Bowald.” This is a fitting description of Bowald and the work he does in... Continue Reading →

Confess Your Disturbing Impulses Here

Where is the line for sin drawn? This is a question Christians are often occupied with for a number of reasons—some innocuous and some suspect. So, for example, where is the line for sexual sin? Is it the physical act... Continue Reading →

The Christian and Demon Possession

** This piece was originally written for--and posted at--The Christian Post.** Our Western conception of the world is far too shallow. We don’t reckon with the spiritual realities that mark the world in which we live. This is especially true... Continue Reading →

Irresistible Beauty: Faith’s Aesthetic-Christological Impetus

I hope to get this paper published eventually, here is a draft version. Click here to read the paper: Irresistible Beauty - Faith's Aesthetic-Christological Impetus

Book Review: The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism – Carl F.H. Henry

Introduction In his 1947 work, The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism, Carl F. H. Henry (1913-2003) confronts what he perceives as an ethical indifference on the part of fundamentalism towards the evils of the larger society and world. Placed well... Continue Reading →

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