Pondering the Legacy of Truett Cathy

In reading the reflections of my fellow Berry College alumni on the passing of Truett Cathy, I am reminded of the complexity in examining the life and legacy of an influential figure. Mr. Cathy was a gracious man, unpretentious in every way, who always displayed kindness and compassion to the individuals… Continue reading

Pondering the Cross

In the eighth chapter of Mark, Jesus is finally revealed to be the “Messiah,” one anointed by the Creator to change the world on behalf of the created.  Jesus immediately explains to his followers that being the anointed one of God means he will suffer rejection and pain to the… Continue reading

Grammy Weddings a Great Step

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Dr. King Last night’s wedding at the Grammy’s was not just about showing same-sex couples getting married, it was also an opportunity to show the long arc of civil rights that began over a century ago with… Continue reading

How I Can Be a Christian

How can you be a Christian?  How can you be a pastor? I suppose, as a socially progressive, academic clergyperson who lives in the Deep South, it is hardly surprising that I get asked these questions…a lot.  When someone learns that I teach that the Christian Scriptures are a collection… Continue reading

Regarding Ender’s Game

The topic of boycotting the new Ender’s Game movie is generating considerable debate in the speculative fiction community right now, especially after Orson Scott Card’s recent plea for “tolerance” of his past intolerance. 1. Homosexuality in general – This comes up any time its germane even tangentially to the topic at… Continue reading