The Power of Narrative Series Part 1: We Are Storied Creatures
A few years ago a friend of mine was at a crossroads and reached out for help. His formative years were spent in an insecure . . .
Weakness Series Part 4: Adversity and the Embrace of Weakness
Our world is captivated by success. The cult of celebrity. Reality TV. The pursuit of wealth, status, and power. Materialism. Ladder climbing. Most kids now . . .
Weakness Series Part 3: Toward a Theology of Weakness
The theology of weakness is threaded from Genesis to Revelation.2 It is found in its most developed form in the Pauline epistles and peaks in . . .
Weakness Series Part 2: Aversion To Weakness
Human beings have an innate attraction to strength and corresponding prejudice against weakness. Though our views of what constitutes strength or weakness are culturally bound, . . .
Weakness Series Part 1: Embracing Weakness
The Church is Christ’s body, his beloved bride, and chosen instrument for ministering to the world. Local churches are supposed to be “kingdom outposts” intended . . .
Emotion Series Part 2: Does God Have Emotion?
My earliest memories of God centered around a small Methodist church located in a tiny north Mississippi town my mother’s family had faithfully attended since . . .
Defining Discipleship: Asking the Right Questions
A few years ago, my roommate and I decided we wanted to road trip with the greatest dog in all of God’s creation—Corrie the German . . .
The Power of Narrative Series Part 2: How Did We Get Here? Understanding the Story We Tell Ourselves
Generally speaking, the Reformation of the sixteenth century stirred up quite a bit of religious vigor that went far in reshaping the religious (and political) . . .
Emotion Series Part 1: What Is Emotion & Why Should I Care?
“Emotion.” For some, even saying or hearing the word activates . . . emotion. But what is it? Or perhaps the question is, “What are . . .