Five Things I Think I Think About Politicians “Wooing” Evangelicals

Presidential candidate Donald Trump invited 1,000 evangelical leaders to meet with him last week, and the media coverage—both traditional and social media—had all kinds of takes on it. I’ve watched this happen my entire life as an evangelical pastor—the wooing of evangelicals by politicians and the wooing...

Naturally Clueless Parenting

Dad holding my brother Mickey and me, apparently before I had developed anything resembling a spine. Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, has this to say about Fatherhood: “Much of life, fatherhood included, is the story of knowledge acquired too late: if only I’d known then what I know...

Orlando and a Call to Creativity

We have to do something. If all we do is square off in our respective corners—Christian/Muslim, gay/straight, gun control/right-to-bear-arms, Democrat/Republican—then all that will happen is we’ll shout at and past each other, no one will win, everyone will lose, and it will happen again. After a while...

Your Biblical Heroes are Fatally Flawed

I heard it again. I was listening to a speaker the other day and he said something that I’ve heard many, many times: “The Bible is unique because all the heroes of the Bible are so flawed, and the Bible doesn’t hide their flaws.” I’ve probably said it myself, but this time, it got me wondering: what heroes...

Does Church Make a Difference Anymore?

Message given June 12, 2016 by Larry Eubanks, First Baptist Church of Frederick This past week I was up at Princeton Seminary attending a religious writers workshop. In one of the sessions, Jonathan Merritt, who writes for the Religious News Service and is the contributing writer on faith and culture for...

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