About Exilic Theology

Mission

Exilic Theology exists to help Christians to know and love God and neighbors as exiles in this world.

  • Help: Exilic Theology is a service blog. This means all content is created to help us both discover what it means to journey through this life away from the Garden and to the New Jerusalem.
  • Christians: Exilic Theology is unashamedly a Christian blog. That means all content will be distinctly Christian and directed at a Christian audience.
  • Know: Exilic Theology exists to promote the knowledge of God and neighbor by answering the questions of “who is God,” and “who are our neighbors?”
  • Love: Exilic Theology exists to cultivate love of God and neighbor by answering the questions of “how do I serve God?” and “how do I serve my neighbors?”
  • God: Exilic Theology desires to promote a God-oriented life. That means the content published on this website seeks to assist in cultivating the vertical relationship with God.
  • Neighbor: Exilic Theology desires to equip Christians to proclaim the gospel and serve their neighbor. This means the content published on this website seeks to assist cultivating the horizontal relationship with each other and yourself.
  • Exiles: Exilic Theology is concerned with helping Christians navigate through this life as we serve where we are at while longing for Christ’s return.
  • World: Exilic Theology is focused on the redemptive narrative and its impacts on all things. This means that the focus of the content will be on the present, but it anticipates the future renewal of all things.

Vision

Exilic Theology desires to be a website that offers a variety of resources which thoughtfully integrate the Scriptures and theology into many spheres of study.

  • Writing for Exiles—This is the space where I write on topics like theology, to leadership, to ministry, to work, to culture, to anything in between.
  • Studying with Exiles—This is the space where we will crack open our Bibles and dig into the text more intently than “Writing for Exiles.”
  • Confessing with Exiles—This is the space where we will examine the creeds, confessions, and catechisms of our faith, because we are not alone in our biblical and theological understandings.
  • Reading with Exiles—This is the space where I will take what I have read (or have been recommended) and offer a charitable, critical review of it so that you can be informed of what authors are writing and support them by picking up a copy.

Values

  • Transformation: God revealed himself in the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Therefore, the Bible has the power to shape and form people. Exilic Theology strives to provide practical takeaways to help Christians look more and more like God’s Son.
  • Community: God’s people are a communal people (Acts 2:46-47). Therefore, we should strive to live life together. Exilic Theology promotes activity in the local church.
  • Quality: God values quality (Genesis 1-2). Therefore, as image bearers, God’s people should strive for quality in whatever we do. I strive to provide quality content and resources.
  • Challenging: God challenges his people through circumstances and hard sayings in Scriptures (Deuteronomy 29:9, Matthew 16:24-26). Therefore, we should seek to be challenged as we study the Scriptures. Exilic Theology seeks to produce content that isn’t only encouraging, but challenges how we live.
  • Accessible: God made himself known to all people (John 1:14). Therefore, we should strive to make God known to others. Exilic Theology seeks to make understandable content without sacrificing the rigor of studying.