Category Archives: Christian Formation

Beauty Matters…Even for Conservatives

The title of this post might be strange enough to generate interest, but I will begin with a statement that isn’t strange at all. I went into music for two reasons: I was good at it, and I enjoyed it. … Continue reading

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We Were Not Made for This

The last eight weeks have been a rollercoaster ride, for sure. Before spring break we had only begun to hear the faintest whispers of a new virus that had originated in China and “might” pose a threat elsewhere. By the … Continue reading

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Downhill Bible Reading

Perhaps I’ve grabbed your attention with the weird title, but I should clarify that I’m not writing today to introduce you to some extreme sport that somehow combines rapid descending speeds with reading large books. The title is apt, but … Continue reading

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Tolle Lege!

This morning I had the opportunity, as I do several times per year, to speak to a congregation on behalf of The Gideons International. You are probably familiar with the Gideons even if you don’t realize it; we’re the folks … Continue reading

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The Importance of Liturgy

Despite being a lifelong churchgoer, I was a young adult the first time I heard the word “liturgy.” Such “high church” concepts and terminology were eschewed in the Southern Baptist context in which I was raised, thus my first exposure … Continue reading

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