—Maya Angelou, quoted by CNN
Yesterday was the first day of Transforming the Conversation, a new program I helped design to try to build bridges of understanding between gays and Christians (and, of course, those of us in the middle), specifically in more conservative areas where it’s most needed. The program involves going to 20 universities, mostly in the Bible … Read more
By far the most frustrating thing about having conversations on controversial issues is when people don’t know when to stop fighting. It’s like going to play paintball with your friends, and then after the game is over, finding that someone won’t stop shooting. “Whew! Well that was fun. Okay, let’s get this gear off and … Read more
Is that the most boring post title ever, or what? It sounds like a treatise on some obscure subject that you might find in a dusty old book on an untouched shelf in the back of a university library. One of Stephen Covey’s famous 7 Habits is to “seek first to understand, then to be … Read more
For those of you who don’t know Rachel Held Evans, she’s a Christian author and blogger who has built a reputation for gently and patiently challenging preconceptions—both her own and others’. I got to interview her for a podcast that hasn’t hit the podcast feed, but will soon. Rachel’s been doing a really cool thing … Read more
—Proverbs 3:27 (NIV)
In other words, being a Christian isn’t just about avoiding sin, it’s about avoiding complacency. We’re called not just to steer clear of the bad, but to intentionally seek out the opportunities to do good.
If you have ways to help others (and we all do), take advantage of them to do good for someone else today.
“Evangelical” has become a bad word in American society today, and a lot of people don’t even know what it means! The term refers to Christians who emphasize a personal relationship with Jesus, who believe that eternal salvation comes only through his death and resurrection, and who hold a very “high view” of the Bible … Read more
“…but if you believe in the divinity of Christ, you have to cherish the world at the same time that you struggle to endure it.”