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The Problem with White Evangelicals

The problem with white evangelicals is that evangelicalism is not white. In fact, if you took the average evangelical, “she” would be brown and living in South America. In fact, evangelicalism is growing in China and in Africa, and by 2050 the average evangelical will be a black West African.  […]

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Fake News Is What We Require

Carl Bernstein, the famous reporter who exposed Nixon and the Watergate scandal, commented on the current climate of news, scandal, and culture: We have two problems at once. We don’t have enough institutions that are spending enough money on great reporting. And we don’t have enough people that are willing to […]

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Jesus Wouldn’t Boycott Disney

Boycotting Disney again won’t change a thing! Beauty and the Beast is now portraying LeFou as “openly gay.” There are openly gay people around us all the time. One of my favorite restaurants has an openly gay waiter and according to the current logic, I guess I’m supposed to boycott […]

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Storms

Four tornadoes touched down on Sunday night in San Antonio, leaving first-hand experiences of freight trains screaming towards homes, rooftops flicked from their roost, and a four-mile swath of destruction left in their wake. We rarely have tornadoes touch down in the city limits, but we are no strangers to nature’s […]

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The Bigger Story

The prime minister of Israel is in Washington this week and the stakes have never been higher.  Most Americans won’t know that Jews were removed from settlements in the West Bank last week, and the Knesset (Israel’s Senate) approved further settlements of the very same area. In response, the UK […]

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Separating Politics and Faith

A dear friend from college reached out to me this week. She described herself as an agnostic of the Jesuit tradition. She told me she admired my soul and that she knew me to be a thoughtful and soulful Christ follower. She then in a very gentle and humble way […]

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How To Change Your Leader’s Mind

Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him. 47The king said to Daniel, “Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.”  — Daniel 2:46-47 […]

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The President

We have a new President. This has happened numerous times over two centuries and yet it would be diminishing not to admit this presidency has our attention. I remember the fog of 9/11 and how the Bush presidency was forever changed. The same could be said of most of our […]

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MLK

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr Day. Some marched while others simply enjoyed a holiday. The fine folks in Biloxi declared it “Great Americans Day” in a slight to the Civil Rights leader who laid down his life. The great tragedy is that we are still divided in this Country. […]

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Tim Duncan Must Be Forgotten

My window is a little different because I have a brother who is a sportscaster and another who is a coach, and Blackjack Speed Shop is across the street from the church I pastor. For much of my life, I’ve had a front row view to the incredible time and […]