Category Current Events

A Life According to Convictions

Paige Patterson[1] and I met over twenty years ago, and for most of that time, I have served with him and under his leadership in varying degrees of closeness.  I have seen him when he was up and when he was down.  I have seen him laugh often, but I have seen him weep.  I […]

Adult Children of Believers

When our children choose to turn from Christ and the church, how should we respond?

The Missing Link of Atheism

Atheism is a religion with a doctrinal basis that requires, I believe, more faith than Christianity.  Now let me be careful here because I recognize that as many “denominations” of atheist likely exist as there are Christian denominations.  But just as Christianity has key tenets and rises and falls on the Doctrine of the Trinity, […]

To Be Another Person

In a fascinating article this month in The Atlantic, “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans,”[1] Neal Gabler identified himself among the 47 percent of Americans who could not cover an unexpected $400 expense without resorting to debt or to selling something. He went on to describe the “financial impotence” of “a sizable minority or a […]

Easter Monday

We all know about Easter Sunday (Resurrection) and Good Friday (Crucifixion). Some know about Maundy Thursday (Last Supper). But do you know about Easter Monday, the day after Easter?

Abraham, Meet Jesus

Pretty much anyone with experience in American schools of education over the last several decades is thoroughly familiar with Abraham Maslow.  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is legendary and has been wildly influential both in American education and in American culture, often influencing those who do not know Maslow at all. Maslow did not create the […]

There’s No Time Like the Present: Changing Your Church Constitution and Bylaws, Part One

The following is the first in a series I am writing with Dr. Evan Lenow, professor of ethics at SWBTS. Dr. Lenow authored this first post. You can see this post and future posts on his site here. Disclaimer: This series of posts is not intended to provide legal advice regarding church law, membership issues, or […]

Facilities Policies: Changing Your Church’s Constitution and By-Laws, Part Four

This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series addressing why churches need to consider updating their organizational documents. The series is written in conjunction with Evan Lenow. This post is Part 4. For the first three parts, “There’s No Time…” and “We Believe…” and “Wedding Policies…” see here. Disclaimer: This series of posts is […]