The Jesus Priority

The Jesus Priority

Over the past five years I have repeatedly sounded an alarm about the sheer absence of Jesus within much of Americanized Christianity. Once you see it, you can’t unsee it. It started with my editorial response to a press release from The Barna Group asserting that...
Lessons from the Baptist Youth Lounge

Lessons from the Baptist Youth Lounge

Do you remember the youth room of your childhood church? Mine was on the second floor and back corner of Manor Baptist Church. But before the sixth grade, my family left the church I grew up in and moved to a predominantly white church in the suburbs of San Antonio....
Forget Southern Baptists; We Have Our Own Issues

Forget Southern Baptists; We Have Our Own Issues

The Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC’s) 2021 meeting in Nashville last week led to significant reactions from both outsiders and insiders. As the findings against fired seminary president Paige Patterson, the baseless fears of critical race theory and anxiety around...