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Lighting tips to make video recording yourself a little less painful

  With the development of the COVID-19 virus and it’s speed of transmission, much of the world now finds themselves in quarantine. As a result, all manner of jobs are being shifted into the virtual sphere- if you can accomplish the task via video, you are now expected to make that adjustment, and if you […]

Republicans can’t be Christian

  Republicans can’t be Christians 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 the anger swelling up in some readers as they instantly find this notion absolutely ridiculous.  […]

White privilege in the White House

If the Presidency of Donald J. Trump has one overarching theme thus far, it would have to be the attempt to undo everything the Obama administration accomplished. In fact, the Trump presidency “brand” could simply be captioned “Anti-Obama”— a label that both appeals to Trump supporters while simultaneously angering his opponents. Yet no matter where […]

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 a nineteenth-century revivalist hymn writer but from a soft rock band born in the synthesized seventies. Styx released “Show Me […]

How Lies Spread

Over the last few years, I’ve been concerned about the state of truth in our nation and the proliferation of lies. As a Christian, I believe deeply in the reality of truth and it’s importance. But, I have been seeing the decline in the commitment to truth in all sorts of areas. I’ve seen it […]

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 seating at local expressions of a world-wide spiritual movement known as Pentecostalism. My religious devotion first developed in Northeast Arkansas, […]

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