The Goodness and Goal of Creation – Toward a Theology of Health and Fitness, Part 4

The Goodness and Goal of Creation Before turning to the Fall’s impact on our theological discussion, we must pause to re-emphasize the inherent goodness of creation. Why do this? Because inherent to the theology of fitness and health is this realization. To establish the inherent goodness of creation is itself to lay the foundation for… Read More The Goodness and Goal of Creation – Toward a Theology of Health and Fitness, Part 4

Thoughts on Legalistic Dieting and Fitness from the Diet of Worms – Toward a Theology of Health and Fitness

The more I read of Christians trying to advocate for physical fitness, the more I am burdened with the need to safeguard the Gospel against developing a new legalistic set of rules to follow. There are various diets advertised as being the most Christian or certain body types or external images put forth consciously or… Read More Thoughts on Legalistic Dieting and Fitness from the Diet of Worms – Toward a Theology of Health and Fitness

Fitness and Health in the Story of Creation – Toward a Theology of Health and Fitness, Part 3

Creation as Communication from the Trinitarian God In order to understand God’s purposes and designs for fitness and health, we must begin with the creation account, to glean all that we can from God’s purposes before sin entered the world. Just as when training for the medical field, it is important to understand the proper… Read More Fitness and Health in the Story of Creation – Toward a Theology of Health and Fitness, Part 3

My Context and Aim of Writing – Toward a Theology of Health and Fitness, Part 2

Unfortunately (although now I can say with thanks), my wife and I have walked through many of these valleys (idolatry or avoidance of health, fitness, or food), which you may or may not care to understand. These experiences are the context in which I write. However, my aim and trajectory in this endeavor is inherently… Read More My Context and Aim of Writing – Toward a Theology of Health and Fitness, Part 2

COVID-19 Recommendations, from a Christian ER Physician’s Perspective

An unofficial guide to coping with COVID-19 from a Christian emergency medicine physician’s perspective… We are living in unexpected times with a lot of unforeseen circumstances, emotions, unemployment and the somewhat comical, mandatory homeschool nationwide. How do we approach life in such times? I speak as one struggling from a Christian perspective working in the… Read More COVID-19 Recommendations, from a Christian ER Physician’s Perspective

Jeff’s Rejoinder: Toward a Theology of Health and Fitness

Well … I’ve been wanting to write a book about the theology of fitness and health. So I figured releasing some snippets would keep me accountable and productive, especially in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. I pray it would be fruitful, worshipful, and enjoyable. Before you read, I wanted to remind you that my… Read More Jeff’s Rejoinder: Toward a Theology of Health and Fitness

Married to a Bulimic #2: Are Struggling Christians “Hypocrites”?

Is Aubrey a hypocrite? Was Aubrey a Christian in this struggle? The failure of Christians causes us to hope or to turn up our noses, to cry out to Jesus or to cry “Hypocrite!” Aubrey’s story has rekindled these conversations for us, as we hope for you. Is Aubrey a hypocrite? Rightly understood, the term… Read More Married to a Bulimic #2: Are Struggling Christians “Hypocrites”?