Oswald Chambers’ extraordinary life.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a remarkable man who lived an extraordinary life. You may know him as the author of the perennial favorite devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. On and off for most of my life I have read this little devotional work. At points in my journey I have received great encouragement and … Continue reading Oswald Chambers’ extraordinary life.

Flags in the Sanctuary

Like many other churches in the United States, ours features two flags at the front of the sanctuary. The first is the Stars and Stripes, the flag of our nation. The second is known as the Christian flag, which came into being in the 19th Century for use in Sunday Schools or other places where … Continue reading Flags in the Sanctuary

Church revitalization from 30,000 feet

The vast majority of American churches are in some stage of decline, especially during COVID. That's largely because those churches were founded and designed for ministry in a context that no longer exists. The further south you go, the higher the chances that you can get away with doing ministry for a bygone age. Here … Continue reading Church revitalization from 30,000 feet

The “white” world of academia?

According to Branden Tensley, writing for CNN, the brouhaha concerning tenure for 1619 project author Nicole Hannah-Jones is not about the project itself. It is, instead, a morality play about how white conservatives fear blacks who have (too much) power. According to Tensley, Hannah-Jones was punished for "barg[ing] into the overwhelmingly White world of academia, … Continue reading The “white” world of academia?

Power is all you need

John Lennon told us that "a love is all you need." A quaint sentiment that hasn't really stood the test of time. It may have been true in the 60s but today, everything is about power. And power expresses itself in the novel substitution of the concept of equity for where justice or fairness might … Continue reading Power is all you need