Why Some Christians Desire a Convenient Faith

I experienced one of those moments recently in which you know what’s about to happen is going to be important for you. You don’t know why, but you have a sense that you’re going to experience a transformative moment. An encounter with Frank X Walker...
Profiles in Goodwill: Seth Vopat

Profiles in Goodwill: Seth Vopat

Seth M. Vopat is the associate pastor of youth and family at Louisburg First Baptist Church in Louisburg, Kansas. Seth’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here. 1. Where did you grow up? In the country, south of Kansas City on the...

Women’s Inequality: From the Pulpit and Beyond

I was initiated into adulthood through more than the traditional graduation from high school. I will never forget that summer because I was excited to be participating in the National American Baptist Youth Gathering as a small group leader. My anticipation of an...

Why God Isn’t As Close as a Text Message

I often ask members of my youth group how their relationship with God is going. Sometimes I get typical one-word answers such as “good” or “OK,” and the conversation moves on. Other times, there is a longer engagement as they wrestle with the...