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.

Why and How You Should Listen to “Truth’s Table”

Controversy has erupted over a podcast that debuted in early March. Here is why and how I think you should listen to what these women have to say.

/ April 1, 2017

Tom Perez and the Future of Latinos

The Democratic National Committee has just elected their first Latino chairman. What does this mean for the future of Latinos?

/ March 1, 2017

The Shepherd is Also a Sheep

Pastors are called to shepherd the flock of God. But when shepherds forget they are also sheep, they risk destroying their ministries and congregations.

/ February 10, 2017

I’m Leaving Social Media…For Now

One Reformed Margins contributor explains why he's stepping away from social media. For a time.

/ December 28, 2016

The Birth of the Warrior King

The joyful celebrations of Christmas jar against horrifying images in the news. Yet Jesus the Warrior King comes to establish his kingdom in the face of the kingdom of darkness.

/ December 23, 2016

Three Evangelicals Walk into a Race Conversation

Before we can enter into meaningful discussions about race we must be realistic about the people having those conversations.

/ November 18, 2016

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