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“Root Hog or Die”, an un-Southern “Conservatism”

In conversations with my Southern friends, our political affections often dissolve into a conversation about our current welfare state. In the United States, taking care of the poor is a problem that has had a slowing effect on our already slowing economic growth. We are not the economic empire we once were, and most people […]

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Welcome to the Conversation, Christian

Silver lining on the silver spoon Jacob’s brothers meant him ill when they sold him into bondage. God meant it for good, said the former slave. Let me offer a similar sentiment about the recent events in Thomas Jefferson’s former hometown, Charlottesville, Virginia. There has been a great revival among Christians to disavow themselves of anything […]

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The Bible is Not a Magic Book

If you’re like me, you were raised with a great deal of respect for the Bible. In fact, many times this respect was misappropriated. I knew that the Bible was God’s Word and that it was powerful and alive. It was efficacious, to use a theological term. It didn’t return void. If used properly, it […]

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Apologetic Engagement-Fish or Cut Bait

Apologetic Engagement When it comes to apologetic engagement-fish or cut bait! At least that’s what I’m thinking. It just seems like we’re just spinning our wheels sometimes. There’s a lot of teaching, training, and talk about putting all of that into practice. But, in the end nothing ever really seems to happen. It’s hard, without […]

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Apologetics Must Interrupt Small Church Complacency

The more I consider how important it is that my small, local church engage our community in a meaningful way, the more daunting the task becomes. The closer I get to moving our adult apologetics class toward real conversations with real people who have real questions, the more I sense anxiety building. The more I […]