The Sky Is Not Falling

The claims of the politicians fighting this fight simply do not hold water. “Christian orthodoxy” is not under attack, because social issues are not fundamental to Christian orthodoxy. Christians and Christianity are not under attack, because many of the people actively working for LGBT inclusion are, themselves, Christians. Ultimately, Western civilization is not in crisis, because all we are talking about is people having the chance to spend their lives together, raise their children together, and share in the joys and challenges of marriage. Continue reading

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

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