Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy looks at the excessive use of hyperbole in our culture, especially from preachers and politicians. As a teacher of rhetoric and homiletics, he is concerned that hyperbole threatens our commitments and convictions that words matter.
Voices Editor Jeremy Fuzy considers the launch of the University of Austin, especially their announcement of “The Forbidden Courses.” Considering the biblical allusion used by the school, he unpacks the flaw in the philosophy of UA and its founders.
Contributing writer Greg Mamula delves into the Blockbuster vs. Netflix analogy that is often utilized by speakers at conferences and retreats to motivate church leaders into embracing new ministry models. Where this metaphor falls short, he proposes a new one: Redbox.
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy explores why Donald Trump’s gospel of “getting even” finds a comfortable home among evangelicals. This is not just a political problem but represents a theological issue crying out from the ground for attention.
Contributing writer Sarah Blackwell explains how cross country running provides valuable lessons in raising children. In an age of helicopter parenting, she details the ways that kids can benefit from parents who act more like a cross country coach.
Christopher Dixon reflects on how churches have served as as a sanctuary for children from the complete nonsense of all types — sexual, political, monetary, and otherwise — served to them 24/7 everywhere else.
Contributing writer Laura Levens asserts that the purpose of history is not for telling tales of victorious nations and churches. Rather, the purpose of history is a commitment to deal with the complexities of the past, so that we might understand and address present realities
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy focuses on a biblical perspective concerning anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers, anti-climate change, and anti-government Americans. At some level, we all know that the evidence of Scripture – from the Law to the Gospel, from the prophets to Paul – goes against our violent,
Columnist Chris Dorsey explores how many Christians remain staunchly committed to, or at least tacitly accepting of, the unbridled pursuit of wealth. As a Christian leader, he is uncomfortable with the uncritical alignment between faith and profit found in the “entrepreneurial spirit.”
Juliet Vedral explores why, for people of faith, watching Dear Evan Hansen is worth your time. The film is beautifully reminiscent of God’s unconditional love and grace and also serves as a hopeful story for teens struggling with anxiety and depression.