Episode Archives

Too Many Claiming Christ Are Just Admirers

Following Jesus is different.

From my latest Substack newsletter, Can We Talk?

He gestures toward the images adorning the ceiling: “I paint all this suffering, but I do not suffer myself. I make a living of it.” Franz, too, looks up, knowingly, it seems, but says nothing. The painter

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A Threat to Democracy?

From my latest Substack offering,

Apply this to the claim that Christians owe no one anything despite the Apostle Paul’s ethical position. It should be easy to see that American Democracy defended by those who fail to read and employ Scriptural ethics imperil both our Country and Christian Witness. … Continue reading

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True Myth

From my recent Substack: Can We Talk?

If you are like me, growing up in a Southern Baptist Fundamentalist version of the Christian Faith, any reference to anything in the Bible as myth raised a red flag. It was probably worse than that. For many, it still is.

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What is the obsession with Beth Moore?

From my latest Substack, We Are Our Own Rorschach Test.

My friend Tim once served as a Southern Baptist Youth Minister. He is now an Episcopal Priest. I never once thought that anyone should take a picture of him in his vestments, reading Scripture and giving Communion only … Continue reading

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The Great Dane Takes Us on a Walk

From my recent Substack post . . .

My friend Tripp Fuller and J Aaron Simmons have produced a six-session online course on Kierkegaard. Simmons just rotated off as President, or Grand Poo-bah, of a guild of Kierkegaardian scholars. That means that I am not like him. I have

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