Being Honest When You Talk About the Bible

Being Honest When You Talk About the Bible

When we talk about God, let’s be honest. Kirby Godsey wrote a book with that title several years ago, and I think we need to do the same with the Bible. Most of the students I teach, whether they are Christian or not, tend to think of the Bible as a book of answers, a...
Easter Exposes the Idol of “Normal”

Easter Exposes the Idol of “Normal”

One seeming constant since the COVID-19 pandemic started has been a desire to “get back to normal.” Last year, former President Trump wanted us to get back to normal by Easter. Governors of various states have rushed to ease lockdown restrictions so that we can get...
Pilate’s Question Continues to Challenge Today

Pilate’s Question Continues to Challenge Today

“What are the common objects of love that define us as Americans?” President Biden asked in his inaugural address. He went on to list several and concludes by naming truth. Then he observed, “Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson. There is truth and...
It’s Time to Name Our Sins

It’s Time to Name Our Sins

Politicians and pundits ponder what a fitting response should be to the storming of the US Capitol on Jan. 6. Some say we should impeach the president again, remove him from office by invoking the 25th Amendment or pursue both. Others say that either course would be...
Do Christians have a Stake in Democracy? – Part 2

Do Christians have a Stake in Democracy? – Part 2

The 2020 elections are fraught with both peril and promise. Will we reelect a government that fosters division or one that seeks to develop a more perfect union? As Christians, our ultimate loyalty is not to any single government, but that does not mean we should not...