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.

On Gifts and Gender: Being a Female Reformed Theologian

Guest blogger Paige Britton explains how she has wrestled with the tension between her calling and her gender.

/ November 24, 2015

Christian Response to Injustice – Part 4

To finish the series, Marcos calls on Christians to confront injustice and protest on behalf of the disenfranchised.

/ November 20, 2015

Islamophobia is a Sin

The terrorist attack in Paris has set the world on edge. No matter our pain, we cannot tolerate Islamophobia.

/ November 16, 2015

Reading the Margins – 11.14.2015

What we saw or read this week: Calling out Christian conferences for their lack of minority speakers, how European churches are ministering to Muslim refugees, and the struggle for religious freedom in Indonesia.

/ November 14, 2015

The Injustice of the American Capital Punishment System – Part 3

As the series continues, injustices in the fabric of the capital punishment system are highlighted.

/ November 13, 2015

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