The Unforgettable Jesus

It's October of last year. The trees of Ouachita Baptist University are in color, and I am having the time of my life. I am wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt to every class. My earbuds never leave my ears, and…

The First Love Get-Back: Ephesus, Evangelicals, and the Players of the Church Game

What did it take to foil a church, sever a culture in two, and frame the message of Jesus, turning it into something to manipulate others for material gain? Was it fundamentalist legalism? Baby boomers? Abusive church leaders? Donald Trump?…

Where, Who, and Why is the Church?

In his 2012 book The Righteous Mind, Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt said that religion was a product of evolution in the mind of man with the hope and intent of greater social and community connection. That means religions like Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and…

Can’t We All Just Get Along? An Approach for the Kingdom of God

The fireworks have been swept up from the driveway. The Fourth of July is behind us, and Americans have returned to their daily lives walking divided, polarized, and disunified, stuck to their screens only to be more disillusioned by the…

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