Why True Freedom Actually Constrains You

Why True Freedom Actually Constrains You

The purpose of July 4 is not to provide an excuse to watch fireworks and eat hot dogs, though many of us did so earlier this week. It’s meant to commemorate the efforts of the 13 colonies to win their freedom from what was perceived to be arbitrary, despotic political...
What It Looks Like When We Fight Like Christians

What It Looks Like When We Fight Like Christians

“Fighting Christians” used to be the mascot of one church-related college. This came to mind after reading an editorial recently that suggested we can expect more conflicts in churches as we emerge post-COVID-19. We should not be surprised if (and when) church members...
Being Honest When You Talk About the Bible

Being Honest When You Talk About the Bible

When we talk about God, let’s be honest. Kirby Godsey wrote a book with that title several years ago, and I think we need to do the same with the Bible. Most of the students I teach, whether they are Christian or not, tend to think of the Bible as a book of answers, a...
Easter Exposes the Idol of “Normal”

Easter Exposes the Idol of “Normal”

One seeming constant since the COVID-19 pandemic started has been a desire to “get back to normal.” Last year, former President Trump wanted us to get back to normal by Easter. Governors of various states have rushed to ease lockdown restrictions so that we can get...