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....
A Creative Christmas

A Creative Christmas

Christmas brings out the creativity in many people. Neighbors on our cul-de-sac like to exchange original holiday-themed crafts, Christmas cookie trays or special drinks from hot chocolate mix to homemade wine to apple cider spiked with moonshine. This Christmas is...
US Majority Plans Family Gatherings at Christmas

US Majority Plans Family Gatherings at Christmas

Most U.S. adults say they plan to gather with family during the Christmas holiday despite the pandemic, according to a LifeWay Research report published Dec. 1. Sixty percent of respondents said they planned to visit family either the same amount (47%) or more (13%)...
Goodbye, Granddad

Goodbye, Granddad

Herbert Maxwell Sheffield, my grandfather, passed away last week from complications related to COVID-19. He was the greatest man I have ever known. Granddad was a child of the Depression. Born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1926, Herb and his four siblings were shuffled...
Sense of Smell Brings Memories of Joy, Grief

Sense of Smell Brings Memories of Joy, Grief

Shifting through boxes in my over-cluttered garage, I found a bag filled with old clothes. At a stranger’s glance, the bag would be ordinary and disposable, but I knew it as something else. As I peeked inside, I saw the contents of the bag my mom took with her to the...