Ecclesiology

What We Learn From the Extreme May Surprise Us or, An Interview with Emily Hunter McGowin on the Quiverfull Movement and American Evangelicalism

Who will win the first GOP debate lottery? We will know soon. The Donald is sure to be there as he continues to poll in the lead all the while holding a mirror up to the political condition in America. Read More

Poverty, American Christianity, and The Church, An Interview with Ryan Abernathy

Seniors receiving assistance from the U.S. Government compare to animals in the wild. Stop feeding the animals, as the analogy goes, and you won’t have dependent human beings. Thank you, Oklahoma State GOP. Read More

An Uneasy Agent of the State – Epilogue, The Loss of the Prophetic

A friend recently wondered, “Is it possible to be a religious conservative and a social liberal?” The comments varied. Some considered it a hypocritical position. Others described it as, “honest.” Read More

An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 2, Marriage Officiant

Marriage as solemnized in the United States, in most cases, may disturb me more than the wrangling over marriage equality. It would be wrong to assume I believe the discussions over marriage equality should be muted as somehow unimportant. Read More

An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 1, Prayer As Ceremony

Hello, my name is Todd. I am a professional pray-er. Once it is discovered I am a pastor, no matter the event, I become the de facto pray-er. Read More