I Surrender All

My hands fall into my lap as I finish playing, “I Surrender All” for the congregational “Hymn of Response”. We would always end the hymn singing the chorus acapella. As my voice joins the congregation, my heart is a mixture of hope and doubt. Why do I continue singing this song throughout my life not… Read More I Surrender All

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