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Author Greg DeLoach

Greg DeLoach is Interim Dean at McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University and Director of Development at McAfee School of Theology and College of Professional Advancement.

COVID-19 has caused our anxiety to grow, but now is not the time to seek cover and hide. Without downplaying the significance of the virus or disregarding public health guidelines, here are three ways to keep your anxiety at bay. […] Read More

In the Gospel of John, we read that ‘the Word became flesh and lived among us.’ God still pitches a tent alongside our celebrations and failures, journeying with us to envision and imagine a life-giving way to wander in this world. […] Read More

The Alabama memorial serves as a somber reminder of our nation’s sad and brutal history. A place to confront the truth of racial terror. A place of prayer and for lamentation. And yet, a ray of hope beyond the clouds. […] Read More

What is it within us that has us hungry for power and dominance, even if we never explicitly act on it? There is the gnawing need to be right, the aggressive drive to be first and the lurking fear that stands in the way of admitting mistakes. […] Read More

An NFL player, self-identified as a devout Christian, decided to “take a knee” during the playing of the national anthem last season. It was a silent protest on behalf of Black Lives Matter. He is biracial and was raised by white parents. I can only assume that matters of race are acutely and personally important […] Read More

‘You Pack What You Fear’

I was listening to an interview recently of a backpacker who hikes as a “minimalist.” Minimalist backpacking – or ultralight as it is more commonly called – is about packing the minimal essentials for the hike. Instead of a tent, for example, he packs a tarp. He cuts the handle off his toothbrush and removes […] Read More

I am the older of my two brothers. One is just 10½ months younger (so we share the same numerical age for six bemusing weeks) and the other, the baby of the family, is 2½ years younger. We are close in age, and growing up we were fierce in loyalty. I should add that we […] Read More

Have you ever seen a jogger smile? There is a park alongside the river that is a convenient place for me to stop on the way home from work. While traffic hums by, there are trails winding through patches of woods, green space and the river itself that make it ideal for jogging (or in […] Read More

My wife and I are living in-between addresses. I know that sounds odd, but I can find no better way to describe our living situation at the present. Our house is now sold and belongs to another, and a new home waits in another city, so right now for these weeks stretching into the new […] Read More

Every child wants to know, and many have the courage to ask, “What does God look like?” The adult in all of us wants to quickly answer in a theologically correct way saying, “God cannot be pictured. An image is idolatrous because no one image can ever be complete.” Still, the child in all of […] Read More