Route 66

OR the twins’ thirteenth birthday part of their gift was a road trip down Route 66. We’ve been planning it since October. We will hit the road in June and we’re all getting pretty excited. In thinking through a Bible study to add to our journey, I decided to walk them through the 66 books of the Bible.

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Summer Time

OTHING makes me feel like the summer season is officially upon us than listening to Will Smith’s “Summertime” while firing up the grill. Every year about this time, following the spring commencement service, I turn my attention away from academics and onto other projects. My summers are usually filled with speaking at youth camps, working on writing projects, and family vacation.

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We’re Stuck in a House Book

E’RE stuck in a house! I’m sure you or someone you live with has said this in recent days. Though many states are beginning to open back up, most of us are indeed still stuck in a house. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We can still use our imaginations!

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How Much More?

EADLY hornets that could drastically reduce the bee population with a sting potentially lethal for humans? Tornadoes laying havoc in southern states in United States? A pandemic taking lives and wrecking economies around the world? How much more can we take?

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Should We Pray or Sanitize?

person holding blue and white pump bottle

OMEONE wise once said, “Pray like it’s up to you. Work like it’s up to God.” This is a fitting Christian philosophy. That’s why in a time of a crisis when medical experts and scientists are hustling to find solutions, it was entirely appropriate for Christians to participate in the national day of prayer called by President Trump for Sunday, March 15th. These activities were not, are not, mutually exclusive.

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R&R: Paul’s Remedy for Relational Conflict

ONFLICT isn’t fun. But it isn’t optional either. It appears there was some conflict brewing between a couple ladies in Philippi. Paul brought it up in his letter to the church there.

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Picket Fences & Trip Wires

hroughout the history of the church believers have found it necessary to summarize their beliefs on important topics. This often happens in response to challenges either inside or outside the church. The result has been creeds, often in the case for really big issues, or in recent years, statements that set a biblical view in contrast to less favorable positions.

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Insights & Assumptions

O you ever wonder why Evangelical Twitter is such a circus? If you haven’t noticed—it is. For starters, I won’t pretend to be able to reduce it to a single problem. It’s way messier than that. But I do have a distinction that I think can be useful for anyone wanting better dialogue online.

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Christian Free Speech?

HE First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right of free speech for American citizens. This keeps the state from oppressing those who hold discenting views contrary to those of the government. It is a foundational right for religious freedom as well. But is it a Christian value?

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