My testimony…hope story…why I believe

Rondall Reynoso is shown in an Eucalyptus grove, leaning on a deadfall, on the property on which he was raised.

If you have spent any time in the evangelical church, you have heard people talk about sharing their Christian testimony. If you don’t know what that means, a person’s testimony is basically their story of …

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Remolding Idols of Clay

I grew up in a Southern Baptist world filled with sacred tunes of both the vintage and contemporary variety. Ironically, the tune that has framed my spiritual experience more than any other stemmed not from …

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Beloved Child of God

Two Caucasian adult hands, one in the other, with a baby's hand in them.

The first time that I actually saw my father drunk, I was still a very young child. What I knew of my father was a genuinely funny, affable, playful man who was always up for …

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This is my Creed: Christ with me

On the Louisiana College campus, there’s a carillon at the top of the central historic building that plays awful bell arrangements of  traditional evangelical hymns at certain times during the day. When I was a …

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The Religious White

Some of my earliest memories are filled with images of Pentecostal worship—from both above and beneath the pews, as I often slept under them during worship services. For most of my life, I’ve enjoyed preferred …

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