A Heart for the World

A Heart for the World

Growing up in the tightknit Boynton community near the Georgia-Tennessee border, it seemed that everyone gathered at the local baseball field on the Fourth of July. All day, there was one baseball or softball game after another. Some were serious competitions — at...
Whites Don’t Get to Define Christianity for Others

Whites Don’t Get to Define Christianity for Others

“By some amazing but vastly creative spiritual insight the slave undertook the redemption of a religion that the master had profaned in his midst.” That insightful quote by Howard Thurman popped up again recently in Jennifer Butler’s new book, Who Stole My Bible? It...

9 Observations about Danger of Civil Religion

Worship is a political act. But whose politics? America’s national story and societal landscape are politically vibrant and interlaced with religious and, at times, biblical themes. The messages and symbols of nationalism have frequently incorporated various...