Bumps Along the Two-Way Street of Communication

Bumps Along the Two-Way Street of Communication

Preacher and teacher of preachers, Tom Long, now retired from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, addressed a gathering of ministers a few years ago. To illustrate the changing cultural context for many churches today, he offered an insightful metaphor. In...
Not Ashamed, but Often Embarrassed

Not Ashamed, but Often Embarrassed

Apparently, a Christian group of some sort meets afterhours in one of my favorite lunch spots. Handwritten Bible verses are sketched in various colors onto sheets of paper that are taped to the walls. Alongside these scriptural quotations — like Isaiah’s assurance...
Count Each Day

Count Each Day

There was something notably different about the gravestones in the Myer Homestead cemetery than the markers seen in so many other burial places. Established in 1759, the cemetery — with both aging headstones and freshly turned dirt — serves as the final resting place...