Why We Hate Being Misunderstood

It’s happened to all of us. If you are a writer, public speaker, teacher, or…


The Search For Meaning and Fame

If there is one thing that humans all have in common it is the desire to make…


Affections

It is absolutely impossible to go through life without any affection for…


For His Name's Sake

Many scholars, pastors, and church leaders teach that the entire Bible from…


Pulpits, Pimps, and Progress: A Lament

There's been a lot of focus in media on the prosperity gospel lately. A lament…


Where There Is No Guidance

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors…


Surprise: ‘Segregation’ Does Not Undermine African American Well-Being

Every now and then I run across a series of studies that makes me wonder if…


3 Reasons You Should Reject the Prosperity Gospel

Many preachers of Los Angeles, New York, and every city in between are…


The Hope of Heaven in the Mess of Life

In one of my favorite scenes in The Return of the King, Gandalf and Pippin are…


The University of Alabama and the Tide of Racial Integration

The University of Alabama usually makes national headlines for winning football…


Come See That the Church is Already Diverse Racially, Culturally, and Ethnically

American Christians have a tendency to see their own denomination, local…


A Conflict of Christian Visions: Gen. 1-2 vs. Gen. 3 Christianity

There are two prominent schools of thought within conservative Protestant…


H.B. Charles Jr. says "Armor Bearer is NOT a Biblical Church Office!"

Pastor H.B. Charles Jr. challenges the "office" of Armor Bearer in a recent…


Black to School: Reflections on My Time at a Christian University

Editor's Note: This is an unofficial addition to a much needed conversation…


Chase for Glory

Smoke & Mirrors As an avid sports fan, I tend to keep current with the…


Seedtime and Horror

For the past decade or so, there has been a philosophical principle…


Broken Glasses

Today, my daughter Amber broke her glasses. It was not something she had…


Awakened: From Fantasy to Reality

My father once shared a quote with me: “Some start early and finish late, and…


Re-Building Babel: The Danger of Seeking Racial Justice without Seeking God

The opening plenary session of the November 2012 Facing Race conference reveals…


Prosperity Gospel: Christian Hedonism Gone Wild

The Prosperity Call Let me give you some backstory. I grew up in Detroit,…