The appointment of yet another White, male professor at an evangelical seminary is hardly headline worthy. Many Christian institutions of higher education are dominated by such men which leads to culturally lopsided learning. But anyone concerned about cultural awareness in the church should pay attention to Dr. Sean Michael Lucas' tenure at RTS Jackson. Dr. Lucas … Continue reading A Professor Who Promotes Cultural Awareness?
You might call it dropping the "R" bomb. But no matter what you label it, few words in our culture cause as much controversy as the "R" word: Racist. I talk and write about race-related matters a lot--mostly in regard to the Gospel and the church in America (for example, here, here, and here). I've … Continue reading The “R” Word: The Use and Misuse of the Term “Racist”
I wish someone had posted a sign somewhere, "If You're an Advocate of Public Education Reform and Run in Conservative Christian Circles: Beware!" When my family and I relocated to attend seminary we were prepared for meeting new people, the rigors of graduate study, and the inevitable stresses of re-location. My wife and I, both … Continue reading Public School vs. Homeschool: What’s a Christian to Do?
Biblical Christianity is sadly misunderstood both by Christians and non-Christians alike. The most persistent misunderstandings about Christianity seem to grow out of religious and philosophical pluralism in the U.S. Pluralism says that every religion is equally true and valid. No religious adherents, therefore, can claim exclusive rights to the "truth" or impose their beliefs on … Continue reading Should Christians Really Stop Saying These 6 Things?
Reflections on the Manti Te'o Hoax from a Notre Dame Alum It's a hard time to be a Notre Dame fan right now. First we endured a nail-biting regular season that ends with us undefeated, ranked #1, and headed to the national championship for the first time since 1988. After weeks of predictions, hopes, and … Continue reading A Firmer Foundation than a Football Player: