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.

Do Not Shrink Back – A Devotional Sample

In this sample from our Advent Devotional we explore what it means to abide in Christ.

/ December 12, 2017

From Genesis 3:16 to Dinah – Man’s Desire to Rule Over Woman

The Biblical narrative, from Genesis 3:16 to Dinah, shows that the fall of humankind introduced a power dynamic into the man-woman relationship. Trigger Warning.

/ December 6, 2017

RM Interview: Brian J. Wright

Author Brian J. Wright shares with RM about his new book and how churches can utilize communal reading to further discipleship.

/ December 1, 2017

How Romans 1 Rebukes Those Who Excuse Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Scripture rebukes those who would ignore or defend those who prey on women.

/ November 29, 2017

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