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Being disoriented can be good every once in a while. My trip to Cuba challenged me to love radically and to care for others, following the example of the Cuban Baptist women pastors I came to visit. […] Read More

Seeking a way to reconcile your religious commitments to the stormy circumstances of our current political situation? What you need is a less risky ‘Jesus-free’ Christianity! You won’t believe how cheap it is! […] Read More

We’re living in angry times, and churches show little difference. Imagine the amazing witness churches would have today if they were known by the way they reconcile with, love and restore one another. Houston, we have a problem. […] Read More

We’re familiar with the biblical record of Nathan’s confrontation of King David and his abuse of power. But what about the subjects of David, who enabled his abusive behavior for their own goals? Imagine the sequel. […] Read More

Anti-intellectualism. Hero worship. Spiritual elitism. These three weaknesses among others lurk within the evangelical ethos. However, are they so rife within evangelicalism that they can’t be overcome? […] Read More

As citizens grapple with their racist history and combat modern-day bigotry at the highest levels, Childish Gambino’s Grammy win is a prophetic moment when art speaks truth to culture. And James Cone reminds us why we need justice. […] Read More

Some may conclude Canada is nearly devoid of Christians, but the diverse Christian expression helps create meaningful ecumenical dialogue and prevents any single denomination from claiming significant cultural influence. […] Read More

Jesus is God in the flesh. This assertion opens John’s Gospel through the proclamation, “the Word became flesh” (John 1:14). Theologians use a $4 word to describe this process, referring to it as “incarnation.” That Jesus took on a human body is a basic assertion of Christmas, for which the Advent season anticipates and prepares […] Read More

Being or becoming bicultural can provide insight for living as a minority in a dominant culture. Studying and thinking about Drew Hart’s noteworthy book, “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism,” stirred me to reflect on a potentially helpful mindset for minorities living in a dominant culture. “The term bicultural describes a […] Read More

Crossing cultural barriers often comes unexpectedly. It’s as if God had a plan in mind for us, and quite often it only takes a little attention to engage in these new opportunities for developing friendships and discussing belief. The following people crossed my path. They were a part of my everyday life. The saga begins […] Read More