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 Gospel and Our Transgender Neighbors

What is the Christian starting point for conversations about transgenderism and transgender rights? The Gospel.

/ August 1, 2017

Rejoicing and Weeping on the Fourth of July

How should Christians celebrate national holidays? Paul's command to rejoice and weep with our neighbors provides a way forward.

/ July 3, 2017

For Those Wearied by Anti-Racism Work

Anti-racism work is difficult and painful. I pray these reflections from the book of Lamentations inspire you to press on in your call.

/ June 8, 2017

Good Doctrine Gone Bad

Do some responses to the death of unarmed black image bearers betray a misunderstanding of the doctrine of total depravity? Guest post from Kevin Garcia.

/ May 17, 2017

Some Clarity and a Hope for More

An update on last week's article regarding Harry Reeder.

/ May 3, 2017

A Prayer for Clarity from a Minister of the Gospel

Harry Reeder, prominent minister and member of the WTS trustee board, has been connected to a neo-Confederate group. What is the nature of that connection?

/ April 26, 2017

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