Two ostensibly unrelated items on the religious news landscape caught my eye this week. On closer inspection however I think they are intimate dissections into the dysfunction of American evangelicism and into the dysfunction of my own warped soul. First, Texas Senator and possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz stormed off the stage after […]Read more "Hubris or Holiness? Can Evangelicals Tell The Difference?"
I thought I might share a research project I put together during my seminary days. It will take a quite a few parts. Enjoy. Racism lingers more subtly than perhaps any of humanity’s stubborn pathologies. It is certainly true vicious racial hatred is a hallmark of American and Southern Baptist history. However, the sin of […]Read more "Native of the Land? Deriving an Ethic of Intercultural Relations from Exodus, Part 1"
I love the Southern Baptist Convention. I do. For all of her pathologies and well-deserved criticisms she remains a body of churches unflinchingly and unapologetically committed to spiritual rebirth in Christ. It was in an SBC church where I heard the saving grace of Christ preached again and again as a boy, where despite my […]Read more "Southern or Baptist? The SBC and the Future"