Road to the Big House: A Case for Inclusion

Road to the Big House: A Case for Inclusion

The Biltmore Estate outside of Asheville, North Carolina, is the only work of George Washington Vanderbilt II. The 178,926-square feet mansion was constructed between 1889 and 1895. It sits on 800,000 acres amid the Blue Ridge Mountains. Last year, a group of...
“Explain It Like We’re Kids, Jesus”

“Explain It Like We’re Kids, Jesus”

Sometimes we need to get into the weeds. That’s what Jesus did with his first followers. Jesus told a story to a crowd, according to Matthew 13:24-30, so they’d better understand what he meant by the kingdom of heaven. Using an agrarian metaphor, Jesus told of someone...
That Will Be Glory for Me

That Will Be Glory for Me

In 1900, Charles Gabriel published one of the most me-centered hymns of praise to be found in any hymnal. The song celebrates the glories of heaven for one whose “labors and trials are o’er,” leaving them “safe on that beautiful shore.” The chorus imagines the...