I’m a Christian trying to live in light of what Jesus has done for me. I’m also a husband to Esther, father to Isaiah and Naomi and Elijah. I currently serve as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California. I have a B.A. from the University of Georgia in Philosophy and Religion, an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary in historical theology. I have a couple forthcoming books, and I also write regularly for The Gospel Coalition and Desiring God. For a list of my publications, see my CV.
Soliloquium is simply the Latin word for “soliloquy,” which means “an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers.” St. Anselm uses the term soliloquium to describe one of his theological books, and its method of introspective, meditative, prayerful thought. Later he describes his theological approach as “faith seeking understanding.”
This blog is my place to “soliloquize.” Some posts are more theological, others are more devotional, some are about a piece of literature I happen to be reading, and some are completely random. My primary purpose is to learn—for me, writing is a part of the learning process, part of “seeking understanding.”
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“I do not try, Lord, to attain Your lofty heights, because my understanding is in no way equal to it. But I do desire to understand Your truth a little, that truth that my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that ‘unless I believe, I shall not understand.'”
Anselm, Proslogion, chapter 1