Suicide: many questions, few answers

But there must be a way forward.

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Jesus’ law of respecting persons

Putting “civil” back into the equation.

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Prayers for Holy Week

Holy Week prayers from the author's co-edited 2012 book, Yours is the Day, Lord, Yours is the Night.

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The powers of two

We’ve looked for too long in the direction of the lone genius. We should watch the sparks that fly in creative pairs.

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Christ’s body image

We have nipped our doctrines and tucked away our history to hide our age in hopes of connecting.

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At Lent: Sin, evil and us

To believe that God acted in Jesus to redeem us is the great hope and gamble of Christian faith.

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Understanding one’s life as part of God’s work of redemption

There is extended to each of us a perpetual invitation to live into the possibility God holds for each of our lives.

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We’ll all end up in Rosemary

Putting flesh and bones on a disembodied Christianity.

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Leaving Fred Craddock’s funeral, yearning just to be Christian

Remembering a man who invited preachers to stop teaching the lessons of Scripture and start telling the stories of faith.

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Seminaries and graduates and churches, oh my!

Leaders can empower congregations to move with confidence and joy into God’s future.

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How do we change history?

We cannot rest until all women and men are liberated from the weight and curse of sexism.

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When boundaries don’t behave

Christians must learn to see Jesus as the well in the center of a pasture more than belief as the fence around a pasture.

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Be afraid, be very afraid

Fear dramatically puts us in survival mode, which is perfect for survival, but terrible for abundant life.

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The night Dean Smith came to the RA banquet

A reminder that integrating faith and vocation is at the heart of a well-lived life.

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Secularism rising: How should Christians respond?

What lessons might American Christians learn from this burgeoning cultural phenomenon?

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Making grace, not punishment, the default setting

People of faith ought to be the first to begin dismantling systems that keep us apart.

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Freezing temps create First World problems

Privilege. We only notice when it’s absent.

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The spiritual practice of taking the next step

The trouble comes when we insist on the whole picture.

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‘Christ has no body but yours’

Baptists could profit by probing this rich metaphor more deeply.

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What do Jimmy Fallon, Ernie Banks and Pope Francis have in common?

It’s all about joy.

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