In 1988, my best friend asked me to join him on a clandestine mission to smuggle the Jesus Film intoContinue reading Our Graves a Stepping Stone
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The imagery and symbols are clear. Church and state have never truly been separated in the United States. From itsContinue reading Seven Sins of American Evangelical Civil Religion
During my doctoral studies in the early 2000s, Paul Hiebert shared a story that I have never forgotten. Dr. Hiebert wasContinue reading The Monkey and the Fish
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On January 6th while the 117th Congress gathered to certify the 2020 election, an individual who identifies himself as CrazyContinue reading “We’re Storming the Capitol Guys”
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Leadership sets the tone for the direction of a movement. In fact, one might argue that a movement will riseContinue reading The Dangers of Charismatic Leadership
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In early November 2019, I sat in a room of Christians comprised of various traditions: Coptic, Orthodox, Syriac, Catholic, andContinue reading Why I Resigned from Evangelicalism
During the course of my research for When Evangelicals Sneeze: Curing the American Church from the Plague of Identity Loss,Continue reading The Effect of Our Witness
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The July 8, 2020 release of the Barna Group’s latest study on the State of the Church has confirmed whatContinue reading What would you do if you knew that one-third of your friends would leave church?
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