A God big enough for bacteria

Painting of Atlas holding up the celestial globe

The railway forest is changing with the seasons. I recently took a walk through it, now that the bugs have died down enough that I probably won’t get West Nile Virus. Most of the forest …

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Eastern Christianity: A Journey

Eastern Christianity

The following is a talk which my departed grandmother invited me to give for her Sunday School class at First United Methodist Shreveport and which, due to some confusion, was given in its entirety to …

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Thoughts on our shared humanity

A bronze outdoor sculpture of a begging woman with her hand extended while wrapped in a blanket.

Back in the 1990s, the federal government realized that there were dorms and beds for a minimum security prison in one of the most curious of places: the country’s last hospital for persons who had …

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Polygamy and the Protestant Reformers

Rusted locks on a gate

The Latin terms sola gratia, sola fides, sola scriptura, solus Christus, and soli Deo gloria describe concepts that stood at the center of Protestant theological and polemical writings in the early sixteenth century.  Scripture alone, …

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Republicans can’t be Christian


I am going to say something controversial, “Republicans can’t be Christians.” To the vast majority of Christians, I just said something unthinkable, especially if one is of the evangelical stripe of Christianity. I can feel …

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From Confusion to Communion

“When the Most High came down and confused the tongues, He divided the nations. But when He distributed the tongues of fire He called all to unity. Therefore with one voice we glorify the All …

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The things we do for orange Jesus

A teen girl sits on a boulder holding a cardboard sign that says in red "our future's on the line".

Liz Cheney, chair of the House Select Committee investigating the Attack on the Capitol recently revealed she overheard a fellow GOP Representative lament “The things we do for Orange Jesus.” Cheney shared that her colleague …

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