In the News: My high school’s Muslim prayer room was a lesson in religious freedom

I recently ran across an article in the news that I think you need to see. It comes to us from the Religion News Service and is certainly thought-provoking. The title, "My high school's Muslim prayer room was a lesson in religious freedom," is eye-catching enough, but the piece itself is worth the read. Written…

In the News: Paris, Terrorism, and Christian Response

Today, in the wake of the devastating events over the weekend, I wanted to call three articles to your attention from the news. One is a news story and the other two are opinion pieces, both written by prominent evangelicals. My hope in doing so is twofold: to inform about the events that took place and to…

The Great Debate: the nature of Jesus

This post is a continuation from a previous post. For the whole story, read  On debating an imam.   Christianity is not about a religion, or a philosophy, or a worldview; it is about a person. For centuries men have been beaten, persecuted, tortured, and killed, and it was not for the sake of a…

Term in Review: 5 biggest lessons learned

I needed this post. I had a lot of fun choosing my 5 most entertaining posts for last week's Term in Review, but I needed to work through this week's post. It was medicine for my soul. Recently, I mentioned my lack of excitement about returning to the States, and as that time has quickly approached, I have…

Is the battle finally over?

My generation’s children will study this day, and so will their children to follow.  Tucked away somewhere beside the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and the 2001 attack on New York, the death of Osama Bin Laden will make the history books. Perhaps that chapter in the book will be titled, “The fall of…

Cow training – Part 1

I like Aha moments. Aha moments are those little points in time when the proverbial light bulb goes off and some previously known factoid gains new, deeper meaning. What first existed merely as meaningless trivia sprouts and grows into a three dimensional reality. Needless to say, my two years in Africa have presented me with…

What am I doing here? Part 2 – The People

It is amazing how easily the words “they” and “them” become “we” and “us.” My journey to Africa started a couple of years before I ever stepped foot on the continent. We Baptists as a whole are a pretty missions minded group, so it was no surprise when our church adopted a tribe of people…