There was a knock at my door and when I answered, one of my neighbors frantically explained that a local child was missing. My wife and I joined dozens of other families from around the community and began searching. We could hear people near and far calling out the little girl’s name, so we repeated … Continue reading Nothing of Nothing
Someone recently told me they thought the debate over the atonement would have to stop before any type of serious reconciliation could happen within the church. I disagree! And whether it’s the eternal optimist in me or my love of debate I can’t tell. But what I do know is that this topic is worth … Continue reading Things Fall Apart
“I am your voice – It was tied in you – In me it begins to (speak). I celebrate myself to celebrate every man and woman alive; I loosen the tongue that was tied in them, It begins to (speak) out of my mouth.” - Walt Whitman, Song of Myself This poem brought me to tears last … Continue reading I Feel What You Feel
In the months leading up to the publication of David Bentley Hart’s book That All Shall Be Saved, I was as excited about the reviews that I knew would follow, as I was about the book itself. Thankfully the book did not disappoint but several of the reviews certainly did. Many focused on complaints about … Continue reading Is the Past Permanent? A response to the TASBS review of Derek Rishmawy through Jordan Daniel Wood and Justin Coyle.
I recently went on a road trip to visit a seminary in eastern Tennessee, and along the way something I will never forget happened. Earlier in the week I had heard reports that Toni Morrison had passed away, so in preparation for the trip I downloaded her novel Beloved. As I set out from my … Continue reading Beloved In Lexington