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A Faith Worth Reviling

Four years ago, then-future President Donald John Trump gave a speech in Sioux Center, Iowa, that would define not only his presidential campaign but the next four years of his time in office. He could …

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A life etched into the mountains

“Can you tell me what kind it is?” A rock, thrust in my face by my keen-eyed daughter, looked like the kind of shale we’d been examining for the better part of an hour. The …

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The person my mother thinks I am

My mother is fond of telling me, “Scot you’re David!” The David she has in mind is the biblical one. And when she conflates me and King David, I’m positive she is thinking of the …

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Should we topple the white Jesus?

As an Artist, Arts & Religion Scholar, Christian, and Hispanic who has been vocal about racial issues, I immediately started receiving messages and comments from friends about Shaun King‘s recently tweeted argument that statues of …

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Why I’m Not Tempted to Apostate

I hope this title is appreciated, and that the article is appreciated at least half as much as the title. I enjoy approaching serious subjects with a casual, Kermit the Frog tea sip before I …

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5 Religious Pilgrim Podcasts

No, I’m not talking about those pilgrims. Though the thought does raise the question of whether William Bradford would have created the Plymouth Plantation Podcast had such wizardry existed in his time. I’m using the …

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The Devil in you

Being in a position of power gives you all the tools you need to be Antichrist. All you have to do is lean in. So says the Devil incarnate in so many words during a …

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A Journey to 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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