When someone says that a church is behind culture, are they wanting a wishy-washy church that goes out with the tide? Not this pastor, whose quote to that effect yields a desire to know the “why” behind our beliefs, not just the letter of the law.
Racism. Sexism. Homophobia. There is DEATH in that Pot, people of God. What are we to do about it? A short devotional about adding in–not just taking out–for justice-seekers.
Reflections on being in the most unchurched segment of the country and how Scripture guides us to see the None Zone as an opportunity, not a lost cause that we cast off into the sea.
A quick analysis of the United Methodist Church’s book offerings for 2015 yields a huge gap between voices from the Bible Belt and voices from the mission fields of the West and the Northeast. Why do we focus our discipling efforts where church attendance is highest? Is this No Church Left Behind?
With more cities offering housing for the homeless, churches need to adapt their outreach in three key ways to be more effective witnesses to the love of Christ for all people.
Leonard Nimoy outlines the religious origins of the Vulcan greeting from “Star Trek”
What affects one climate affects the entire climate, and what affects one part of the Body of Christ affects the whole Body. From Climate Deniers… Rev. Dr. Mark Y.A. Davies is the Dean of the Arts and Sciences School at my alma mater Oklahoma City University. His blog “One World House” is a powerhouse of […]
Part 3 of the series on trolls and trolling. What do we do when we are dealing with groups of trolls and not just individuals? Some suggestions and closing thoughts on humanizing the trolls.
Part 2 of a 3 part series on trolling in online religious conversations. This post examines why you should engage trolls rather than ignoring them–it’s not for everyone, but it has its place in the corpus of online conversations.
Part one of a three-part series on internet trolling and how persons of faith can best navigate the conversations online that are often intimidating.