When I was in my first semester of seminary, I got a C+ on my final term paper in church history. It was because I made flippant analogies between theological concepts of different eras of church history without a careful analysis of their historical context. NT Wright is a church historian whose career is defined by [Read More…]
The entry in AA’s Daily Reflections for today says, “Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.” As I was contemplating this sentence, it struck me that this is one of the most pure and straightforward ways I’ve heard to define holiness: to be made [Read More…]
It’s official. The Princeton Review has declared Tulane University the #1 party school in the country. Our ministry building is located next door to a bar on a thoroughfare where many drunk students walk by on their way to and from the frat houses. Every Monday morning during the school year, I spend about half [Read More…]
Before Donald Trump became president, he promised that if he were elected, Americans would “win so much [they] would get tired of winning.” After the failure of US Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Trump chastised his fellow Republicans for failing to win, a win being defined as the passage of any [Read More…]
Winning for Christians isn’t the zero-sum game of politics and business, but an ongoing exercise in repentance, mercy, truth, empathy, and peace, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton.
It’s one thing to leave the weeds in the wheat until they mature, but what happens when the weeds start choking out the new seeds of faith, asks the Rev. Morgan Guyton.
I’ve been to pools with black people before There were five maybe six not twenty And all of them teenagers pushing and running where are the parents Several white men sit in chairs avoiding eye contact I’m not racist I didn’t say you were I’ve got small children So do I There is nothing wrong [Read More…]
I have been a gardener for many years. And I hate weeds. In Louisiana, the weeds are much fiercer than they ever were in Virginia. There’s one type of vine in particular that has enormous root systems deep underground. When you pluck this vine out, it’s almost impossible to get much of the root, so [Read More…]
I just got back from the Wild Goose Festival. It’s a great experience every year, but it’s also a time in which I feel strangely conservative because of my relative location on the spectrum of Christian belief. I live my life in the intersection of two orthodoxies: progressive intersectional social justice and evangelical Christianity. Basically, [Read More…]
Members of the Sanhedrin, I understand that the charges against me are quite serious. So I wanted to offer some clarifications and apologies for any confusion I may have caused. First, I want to remind you that I am absolutely 100% committed to every j…