Nov 22, 2020 • 1HR 31M

On being a young theologian and the strengthening of faith and practice with Blake Long.

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In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I am thrilled to be joined by fellow blogger and budding theologian, Blake Long, to talk about his upcoming book, Gospel Smugness, and the important role tone plays when testifying about God’s grace.

Blake lives in Ada, Oklahoma with his wife Shale and daughter Jovi. He works for a local nonprofit foundation but is earnestly praying for God’s direction in his life as he pursues vocational ministry. He is currently working on a book, entitled, Gospel Smugness, in which he aims to discuss the ways in which we “make the already-offensive gospel more offensive by our behavior.” He blogs regularly at


The Gospel Is Offensive, But You Shouldn’t Be,” Blake Long

Christian, Be a Peacemaker,” Blake Long

A Call for Theological Triage and Christian Maturity,” Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr

Documentary Hypothesis, Delitzsch, and the atrophy of orthodoxy,” article by yours truly

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.