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.

Yes, You Are Black

Prince Ea just released a spoken word video that makes skin color irrelevant. This open letter explains why Christians can’t agree with him.

/ November 11, 2015

The Bible’s Demand for Justice – Part 2

Continuing a series on capital punishment. How does the death penalty fit in with the biblical call to justice?

/ November 3, 2015

Reading the Margins – 10.30.2015

What we saw or read this week: The "Race and the Church" conference, the place of grace in the discipline of teaching, why the Reformation still matters.

/ October 30, 2015

Opposing Capital Punishment – Part 1

Two major Evangelical institutions have called the death penalty into question. Marcos explores why they may be right.

/ October 28, 2015

Reading the Margins – 10.24.2015

What we saw or read this week: Vern Poythress on a God-centered view of language, arguments for paedobaptism, and Nepal's Justin Bieber becomes Christian.

/ October 24, 2015

Reading the Margins – 10.16.2015

What we saw or read this week: Lessons from the Italian immigration, millenials and being white, and photographs from the Swahili coast.

/ October 16, 2015

Stop Tolerating Sin

A stream of teaching in the Reformed tradition has led some to take their sin lightly instead of seriously.

/ October 14, 2015

Reading the Margins – 10.9.2015

What we saw or read this week: Asian-Americans and the problem of being a model minority, Chris Bosh's brush with death, and why the church needs to talk about race.

/ October 9, 2015

Understanding Free Will

Reformed Christians are often accused of denying the freedom of the human will. Does the Westminster Confession help?

/ October 8, 2015

There are Martyrs Among the Dead

An emotional reflection on the reported targeting of Christians and other religious people during a mass shooting in Oregon.

/ October 2, 2015