Choosing Which God (or Beliefs) You Will Serve

It’s a long way in the biblical narrative from Joshua to Simon Peter. Yet, it was only a week between sermons on these men nearly 60 years ago as churches in the Atlanta area were facing the challenges of the escalating resistance to court-ordered requirements...

How You Can Relate Scripture to Changing Culture

I continue to be intrigued by a report that emerged in the wake of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church, Oct. 4-25, 2015. The report alleges that, on Oct. 12, 2015, near the start of the synod, 13 cardinals, including New...

Whatever Happened to the Christian Mind? Part 2

Many Christians, including university professors at Christian universities, confuse popular culture with the Christian story. When I taught Christian theology (mostly historical theology) at an evangelical Christian liberal arts college, there was a strong emphasis on...

3 Ways for Your Church to Navigate the Giants

The story of the Israelites’ thwarted entry into the Promised Land has always made me curious. The 12 spies cross the Jordan and reconnoiter the land before them, returning with a mixed message. Ten of the spies are convinced the giants in the land will devour...