In the Christianity, families occupy a special place. Yet, some so-called traditional family values take on a decidedly twentieth-century tone. For instance, monogamy and having few children are inconsistent with … Continue reading Twenty-first-Century Family Theology
What constraints do we put on God? How do our expectations limit what God can do in our lives? When we put ourselves first, instead of making Christ the king … Continue reading God’s Grace Bursts Through
What’s standing in the way between you and feeling fine? In the spiritual life, the end always remains resurrection. Every story concludes with reunion between God and humanity. When things … Continue reading What’s standing in the way between you and feeling fine?
Twitter is an echo chamber. Each one of us can emphasize the ideas we like, and we can hide the ones with which we disagree. We can block people and … Continue reading The Theology of Twitter
What went wrong with the Southern Baptists? In one word, fear. A February 9, 2019, Houston Chronicle article revealed 700 victims of Southern Baptist sexual abuse over 20 years. But, before … Continue reading What went wrong with the Southern Baptists?
Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle? No. Sometimes life does, and when it does, people need to be God’s hands and feet and we need to help … Continue reading Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle?
Each one of us lives within our time frame. It seems strange to judge someone from another time period by the standards of today. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is experiencing … Continue reading Past Sins, Current Events, & Ralph Northam
Who wrote the Bible? I was reading Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Systematic Theologyas part of my New Year’s resolution. He referenced Quenstedt which sent me down a rabbit hole. Johannes Andreas Quenstedt was a … Continue reading Who wrote the Bible?
How can we find God’s grace while waiting? I have considered this question before here. Today, I have one of those experiences that are both a blessing and bane at … Continue reading Finding God’s Grace While Waiting
How do we experience time? Each day passes. Many of us go through our routines but never think about the mystery of time. Consider St. Augustine’s explanation of time. How … Continue reading How do we experience time?
How can we pause and follow God each day? What does following God each day look like? Intentionality Following God is a decision. We decide to make Christ the king … Continue reading Following God Each Day
My friend Gregory asked me to share the homily at evening prayers. My friend is a Catholic priest, and I am Baptist minister. Historically, our traditions have not been close. … Continue reading What Can We Do to Build Unity?