Hide and Seek

February 3, 2016 at 4:56 pm
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From time to time, I am prone to hiding. I suppose in one way or another, we all are. When we feel weak, afraid, tired or insecure, we each have a way of closing down the hardness of the outside world, to shut out the lights or the sounds or […]

Planned Parenthood & the Anatomy of Unbelief

October 2, 2015 at 1:19 pm
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Earlier this week Republicans grilled Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards regarding the use of federal funding to perform abortions. During a heated congressional hearing Richards tried desperately to defend the indefensible. Despite her feeble attempts at half-truths, sidesteps and ambiguity Richards finally conceded under oath that when federal funds are […]

Ashley Madison & the Suicide of Dr. John Gibson

September 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm
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Two men, two betrayals, and two very different endings. Judas is greedy for thirty pieces of silver and sells out his friend to the awaiting authorities with an insincere kiss on a cheek. Peter waits in the darkening courtyard and calls down curses from heaven as he denies any knowledge […]

The Fall of Tullian Tchividjian

June 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm
The Fall of Tullian Tchividjian

  Like racism and police brutality, the public failure of megachurch pastors is an unfortunately common theme in the media these days. The most recent tale surfaced after the resignation of Tullian Tchividjian, Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida following his confession of an extramarital affair. Like all failure, both […]

Dolezal & Jenner

June 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm
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By now most of America has heard the bizarre story of Rachel Dolezal. The previous NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington and professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University has been skewered in the last week after revelations surfaced that her public identity as a black female was a sham. Fresh […]

Egalitarian & Conservative?

June 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm
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I was once a complementarian, but my views were formed in the isolation of a conservative Baptist church where I was never introduced to an alternative. Like many people who were born and raised in a similar environment, exclusively male leadership as a biblical and theological concept was never taught […]

Yik-Yak and the Christian Community

October 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm
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  The following is a guest post by my friend and colleague, Dr. Don Shepson. Don is the Chair of the Ministry and Leadership Department at Toccoa Falls College and an ordained Priest in the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA).     Recently I have been thinking a great […]

Lessons from Chris M. Blow

September 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm
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Charles M. Blow shared a bold piece of literature this week in a New York Times op-ed. The article drew from Blow’s new memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones in which he processes the weighty issues of his past and present including sexual abuse, the bonds of family, stereotypes, […]

The Dangers & Blessings of Spiritual Intimacy

February 20, 2014 at 5:04 pm
The Dangers & Blessings of Spiritual Intimacy

Imagine with me for a moment that I am a man who is passionately searching for a closer relationship with God. I am reading his word, I am praying, I am seeking him out through fellowship with other believers. I desperately want to grow. And imagine with me that I […]

Opposite-Sex Rights

April 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm
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Despite the potentially inflammatory title, this blog is not intended to be incredibly controversial. It is personal. I am not speaking for my employer, my denomination, or even my Christian faith in particular. I am speaking as a man who works daily with young adults struggling with their sexual identity […]