All posts by Marcos Ortega

Marcos married up and has two beautiful daughters. After growing up in Arizona and going to college in San Diego, he and his family moved to the Philadelphia area so he could go to seminary. In May of 2016, he graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary and is a candidate under care in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He is also a program director at an awesome church just outside the city. Fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Sixers, Union, Phillies, and Flyers (in that order), he loves and writes about Jesus, theology, culture, sports, movies, music (except country), and good books.

A Biblical Reflection on a Massacre

We hope this brief reflection on 1 Thessalonians 4 encourages you as we mourn together over the massacre at a church in Southerland Springs.

/ November 6, 2017

Soli Deo Gloria: The Project of the Next 500 Years

Today we celebrate 500 years of the Protestant Reformation. How does Soli Deo Gloria prepare us for the next 500 years?

/ October 31, 2017

I Will Teach Her “Solus Christus”

When my daughter came home and asked for a map, new layers were added to my understanding of "In Christ Alone".

/ October 10, 2017

Where We’ve Been: A Two-Year Retrospective

We had a birthday! A look back at some of the posts with the greatest impact on our readers.

/ September 12, 2017

4 Simple but Important Ways American Christians Can Support Dreamers

How can Christians support DREAMers as they face an uncertain future following the President's decision to rescind DACA?

/ September 8, 2017

Meet Gustavo Gutierrez

Gustavo Gutierrez is one of the most influential theologians Latin America produced in the 20th century. Here are a few reasons I think he's so important.

/ August 31, 2017

Introducing Myself to Me: Starting a Journey of Identity

What does it mean to have Latino identity when raised without Latin culture, history, and language? I look to Theology and the Bible for answers.

/ August 25, 2017

The Gospel and Our Transgender Neighbors

What is the Christian starting point for conversations about transgenderism and transgender rights? The Gospel.

/ August 1, 2017

Rejoicing and Weeping on the Fourth of July

How should Christians celebrate national holidays? Paul's command to rejoice and weep with our neighbors provides a way forward.

/ July 3, 2017

For Those Wearied by Anti-Racism Work

Anti-racism work is difficult and painful. I pray these reflections from the book of Lamentations inspire you to press on in your call.

/ June 8, 2017