Jason Lief PhD

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Jason Lief is Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA.. Jason served as the chaplain for Pella (Iowa) Christian High School while earning a master’s degree in theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. He also completed a doctorate in practical theology from Luther Seminary. He previously taught theology and youth ministry at Dordt College for 10 years. Jason is the author of “Poetic Youth Ministry: Loving Young People by Learning to Let Them Go” and "Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred Within the Secular West: Transgressing the Sacred”.

We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


God’s program does not contradict the earth’s programs. It does contradict the sins of the earth’s programs. That is why the church has to proclaim God’s reign—to remove sin from the earth’s programs and to encourage the formation of programs in accord with God’s reign. That is the great work of Christians in history.

Oscar Romero

September 7, 2019

Why Pornography is BAD but Sex is GOOD: Non PhD Version

Pornography is a distortion of human sexuality. Yes, pornography is bad, sinful, wrong. It is wrong because it is not REAL—it is FANTASY. It is the ultimate abstraction, with fake body parts, fake portrayals of sexual relationships, and thus, it creates false expectations for what…
Science and FaithUncategorized
August 7, 2019

Bearing False Witness III: Scientific Proof

In this final installment we turn our attention to a "book review" posted on the facebook page of the Siouxland Reformation Society. It's a two part review, the first part focuses on theology and biblical interpretation, while the second addresses the scientific claims. A brief…
Science and Faith
August 6, 2019

Bearing False Witness II: Sex and Pornography

Once again, my words are being twisted to further the agenda of people who refuse to take the time to read my book. The Sioux County Conservative facebook page posted some of my words on the topic of pornography to make it look like...well, I'm…