Deciphering the Evangelical Lexicon

Deciphering the Evangelical Lexicon

The redefinition of Americanized Christianity from a primary call to follow Jesus to a fear-based ideology has solidified during the highly divisive political activities of recent years. To accomplish this fuller evangelical evolution, words had to change meanings....
An Evangelical Response to Trump-Inspired Attack

An Evangelical Response to Trump-Inspired Attack

As an evangelical Baptist clergy person and American citizen, I believe in free speech and peaceful demonstrations, but I emphatically oppose and condemn the attempted insurrection and occupation of the Capitol building that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021. The irresponsible...
Rose Garden Christianity is Thorny Variety

Rose Garden Christianity is Thorny Variety

Focus on the Family founding president James Dobson’s post-election reflection was quite the lament. He took the loss by the incumbent president very personally. For Dobson and other religious-right attention-seekers – often courted by conservative politicians to...
Let Faith Rather Than Blame Name the Tune

Let Faith Rather Than Blame Name the Tune

It was in Ms. Beverly Postell’s psychology class at Ringgold High School in northwest Georgia that I first learned the concept of “projection.” This psychological defense mechanism was easy to understand. The most common example was that of someone coming home from...