How Death Can Take on New Meaning

How Death Can Take on New Meaning

We’re all going to die. For those who remain during this global pandemic that has now claimed the lives of more than six million fellow human beings, the Lenten season is just another reason we should focus on our mortality. Our inevitable death can take on new...
Perverting Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

Perverting Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

Christians still misunderstand Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a world where his children would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. After studying what the Bible has to say about race, educating myself on what it...
Should MLK Day Have Been Celebrated This Year?

Should MLK Day Have Been Celebrated This Year?

It’s the day after the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., a day set aside as a day of service in honor of his legacy and life. King was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. Celebrated on the third Monday in January, calls for the holiday...
Do We Admire the Dream, or Are We Captured by It?

Do We Admire the Dream, or Are We Captured by It?

I have a vivid memory of the exact moment. I was in seminary, having fled my native South to New York City to finish college and seminary, embarrassed at being a Baptist, at being a white Southerner, and not entirely sure if I was a believer. But the God question...