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Sep
30

We’re back!

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The Transformed Blog is back. For many of you, it may come as a surprise that it went anywhere. For others, you might wonder why it lay dormant for the better part of six months. When Marc Cortez, the originator and organizer of the blog, decided to take his talents to South Beach Wheaton, we…
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Jan
26

This Week on Trans·formed (1/26)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week How (Not) to Inspire a Shared Vision. Like millions of other Americans, I tuned in to hear President Obama’s second inaugural address on Monday.  The President is rightly admired for his strong oratory skills and ability to use communication as an effective leadership skill.  That’s why I was so…
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Jan
12

This Week on Trans·formed (1/12)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week A Good Day to Proclaim Bad News. In this short video, Strange explains that Paul doesn’t actually present the gospel in this sermon. Instead, he focuses on the bad news, God’s judgment, as the necessary context for understanding the good news of the gospel. And he thinks we can…
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Dec
22

This Week on Trans·formed (12/22)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week Forced to Wait: An Advent Reflection. During advent, we’re reminded of all those centuries when God’s people awaited the fulfillment of God’s promises, the years of uncertainty, the time of doubt. This side of Christmas, it’s easy to think that this season is all about arrival, the birth of Jesus. And…
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Dec
15

This Week on Trans·formed (12/15)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week Pastor As Priest. As a Baptist, I especially enjoyed learning about how the reformers railed against the inappropriate practices of the Catholic Church, including problems related to priesthood. As one who holds firmly to the tenet of “priesthood of all believers” it might sound odd that I would promote…
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