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.

The Church Will Be the Church

Final thoughts on election day.

/ November 8, 2016

You Are What You Sing – Pt. 4

What are some practical ways song leaders can best craft worship services that teach the mind and minister to the heart?

/ October 26, 2016

You Are What You Sing – Pt. 3

Is there a way forward for worship music? Thankfully, many artists have provided congregations with theologically powerful songs to sing in worship.

/ October 19, 2016

You Are What You Sing – Pt 2

What makes a song poisonous? A second look at the songs we sing in worship.

/ October 4, 2016

You Are What You Sing – Pt. 1

If the content of the songs we sing in worship matters, shouldn't we expect more from the songwriters serving the church?

/ September 27, 2016

Happy Birthday, Reformed Margins!

We launched the website one year ago today. So here are some birthday reflections on the first year of Reformed Margins.

/ September 1, 2016

I Am a Potential Failed Pastor

Pastors and ministry leaders must be constantly on guard against making a shipwreck of their faith. Here is a simple way to avoid burnout and avoid sin.

/ August 30, 2016

Faithfulness on the Hard Road Unchosen

Naomi provides an example of faithfulness in the midst of suffering and loss.

/ August 15, 2016

On Being a Third-Culture Reformed Theologian

Guest writer Nathaniel Gray Sutanto describes the unique insights and difficulties of a third-culture Reformed Theologian.

/ August 1, 2016

The Four Chambers of Youth Ministry’s Heart

How should we design our youth ministries to be most effective in the lives of our students?

/ July 29, 2016