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Guest blog: A new conversation and a new movement

Nolan McGrady shares his thoughts about racism and divisiveness and our challenge to love in the midst of brokenness and what that looks like.

Easter: nothing prepared us for this

In times of crisis, we see that character revealed. When what we depend upon for “normality” is removed, we need a firmer foundation. Easter is exactly that. Nothing could have prepared us for this.

A viral post: Humor, Jesus and COVID

Whether you see only darkness or a light at the end of the tunnel during these intense March/April days of the Virus Crisis, there are two resources that make a huge difference, and only one of those can provide you with a sense of rest and assurance.

Everything could change.. what COVID-19 has done for us

How can a person rejoice in days like these? With the coronavirus spreading and fear multiplying exponentially, it feels like the world is coming apart at the seams. And yet, faith inherently looks at a different reality. And faith sees gifts where others see graves.

How the coronavirus could reshape the university system

Could the coronavirus become the catalyst for national educational reform?

Book Review: “Shameless: A Sexual Reformation”

A book that claims to forge a new path and create a sexual “reformation” is nothing less than an angry diatribe against traditional (and biblical) Christian teaching about the beauty of sexuality within God’s design and desire.

The advent of snarky

Cynicism threatens you at the core of joy. Our culture is infested with it. Our relationships are tainted by it. We can’t argue well or fight fair. How can we grow into enjoyable people?

Nuff Said: “Ordinary” Sundays, Methodists circa 2014, Top 35 Christian blogs and the Youth Pastor Accidental Screenshare

In this collection of articles, you’ll read about the danger for ministers of hyping every Sunday, a glimpse at the Methodist debate related to sexuality circa 2014, Brian Dodd’s recommended Top 35 Christian blogs and John Crist’s video about a youth pastor trying to use screenshare.

Calling a Facebook foul

What do you do when Facebook begins limiting your influence as a blogger? And then you face a wider problem of overall censorship and the intentional limitation of true, civilized dialogue?

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