Theology

Why Lent? … from my recent newsletter article …

Over the past five or six years we (many in our congregation) have observed the Season of Lent. Often I am asked why in a Baptist Church, and in particular a Southern Baptist Church. This is not a highly polemical piece. It is an attempt to see the Season … Continue reading

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Ratifying beliefs … Confronted by Jesus …

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Achievers face the tyranny of accomplishment. Precision and speed often mean missing the impact of content. Dr. Pretlove may have hinted at this with me when he told me, "Some people go to church just so they can go home again." Failure to engage the content of a worthy … Continue reading

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Complicitly unholy … When the Critique Comes Home to Roost …

Chucks_roost Fresh eggs. Nothing quite like them. A few weeks ago Micah gave us a dozen fresh eggs from the farm in Amber. Delicious. I asked Micah about the trials and errors of raising laying hens. He really suggested a good fence, a sturdy house and to be prepared to … Continue reading

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Coaches and Pastors … Everyone’s an Expert … (Updated)

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I enjoy basketball. Playing takes a greater toll than it once used to. Saturday our team played and suffered a monstrous defeat. I confess to wondering when the day would come that I should only play pick-up games and leave the leagues to the flat bellies. After this past … Continue reading

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Connecting Justice and Jesus Following …

Oklahoman_1On January 14, 2007, The Oklahoman ran an op-ed piece by Rev. Glenn Cranfield. The Rev. Cranfield served as the director of the City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City for nine years.  He noted the renaissance taking place in  downtown Oklahoma City. Glenn also noted how his understanding of … Continue reading

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