An endorsement of Matt Schur's Imperfectly Perfect “What sort of flag would Jesus fly and why does the one in the sanctuary have stars and stripes?” This is among many profound questions asked by Matt Schur in his latest offering Imperfectly Perfect. This question resonates with me, because much of my time as a writer … Continue reading Practical devotion in post-Christian America?
On practicing healthy spirituality… Ten practical ways to cultivate your spiritual life.
I am a Christian, but as I continue on my faith journey I'm learning to appreciate other expressions of spirituality and disciplines of the mind, body, and soul. Spirituality is an essential aspect of human life that helps us connect with something greater than ourselves, find meaning and purpose, and navigate through the challenges of … Continue reading On practicing healthy spirituality… Ten practical ways to cultivate your spiritual life.
Mighty Morphing Message! A review of ‘The Grace Morph’ by Tim Estes.
I’m a little over halfway through my copy of Pastor Tim Estes’s inaugural book The Grace Morph, and I find every page compellingly helpful and easy to read. Although some readers may cringe at the overabundance of exclamation points, I believe this speaks to the passion with which Tim writes about a subject he is … Continue reading Mighty Morphing Message! A review of ‘The Grace Morph’ by Tim Estes.
Ten reasons why living in shame will derail your life.
I grew up in the American South, which has a culture that is based in honor and shame. This simply means that the culture is informed by the judgments of the family, the church, and other institutions that provide guidance for individual behavior. In many ways this can prove harmful to individuals who are outliers … Continue reading Ten reasons why living in shame will derail your life.
David K. Bernard misses the mark on Critical Race Theory.
On the August 9, 2021 edition of Apostolic Life in the 21st Century, David K. Bernard, the General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, addressed the question “Is Critical Race Theory compatible with Christianity?” Even though I disagree with many of his theological positions, generally speaking, I have found Superintendent Bernard to be thorough in his … Continue reading David K. Bernard misses the mark on Critical Race Theory.
High School Reunion.
Last weekend I attended my high school reunion. It was my thirtieth, the class of 1989. Thirty years since I whimsically navigated the last year of required education and celebrated my high school graduation. An accomplishment that is, in retrospect, the easiest accomplishment of my life. To remember and reconnect, a small collection of us … Continue reading High School Reunion.
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