Reading the Scriptures with Nat Turner

Posted on : July 27, 2020

I was deeply convicted about my provincial ways of reading scripture recently by a work of fiction—William Styron’s 1968 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Confessions of Nat Turner (Random House, 1967). Nat Turner was a slave… Continue Reading

Evangelism in a Plural World (6): Repeat Again and Again

Posted on : July 20, 2020

The first time I remember hearing the story of Jesus was around a Christmas tree as a child. I also remember hearing it again when I was baptized in junior high school. I remember thinking… Continue Reading

Staying Faithful on Social Media

Posted on : July 13, 2020

It’s difficult to imagine a time in which the church would need to rely more on digital forms of social media than the coronavirus pandemic. From the initial days of the outbreak, recognizing an almost… Continue Reading

Court Evangelicals, Court Protestants

Posted on : July 6, 2020

On June 3, 2020, I drove from my home in northern Maryland to Washington, DC, about 70 miles, to participate in a prayer vigil at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of… Continue Reading

Delighted: What Teenagers Are Teaching the Church about Joy

Posted on : July 1, 2020

Delighted: What Teenagers Are Teaching the Church about Joy Kenda Creasy Dean, Wesley W. Ellis, Justin Forbes, and Abigail Visco Rusert (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2020). 176 pp. ISBN: 978-0802877802.   There are certain authors who,… Continue Reading
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