The Long-Lasting Harm of Jerry Falwell

The Long-Lasting Harm of Jerry Falwell

The so-called Moral Majority was roaring to life in the early ’80s. Its loudest mouthpiece, Jerry Falwell (the original version), was bringing his show to metro Atlanta where I served as a young campus minister. Conservative pastors and other church leaders were abuzz...
2020: A Lost Year or a Year of Losses?

2020: A Lost Year or a Year of Losses?

Just past its midpoint, year 2020 has assured us already of its destructive and lasting impact. It came without an appointment and stands out unlike any other year most of us have known. What was expected to be a rough spring continues producing trauma into the...
Gullibility Often Harms Christian Credibility

Gullibility Often Harms Christian Credibility

Jesus wants his followers to believe. But not everything. If discernment is lacking, even when faith is strong, the result is advancement of bad news rather than the good news we have been charged to share. It doesn’t matter how firm one’s faith might be if its public...
A Memorable Lunch with John Lewis Recalled

A Memorable Lunch with John Lewis Recalled

It was December 1986, and my daily joy was to help show some international students around Atlanta during their Christmas break. People around the world tend to associate the city with three things: Coca-Cola, CNN and Martin Luther King Jr. The World of Coke had not...