February 21, 2018

CBF, Colonialism, & Consistency

After my Word&Way column ( Illuminating Fundamentalism ) last week on responses by liberal Fundamentalists to a new hiring policy and procedure by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, there have many many reactions. While I've heard positive feedback fro…
Continue Reading

February 15, 2018

Illuminating Fundamentalism

After 18 months of dialogue and consideration, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship released a new hiring policy and procedure on February 9 as part of its "Illumination Project." The hiring policy removed the focus on not allowing LGBTQ individuals t…
Continue Reading

February 10, 2018

Prophetic Imagination at the Korean Olympics

Walter Brueggemann says, "Prophetic imagination is breaking the silence, saying the unsayable, thinking the unthinkable, imagining the unimaginable." The world saw some prophetic imagination at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympics. Athletes fro…
Continue Reading

February 7, 2018

Poor People's Campaign (in Missouri)

On Monday, I attended the Missouri launch of the Poor People's Campaign. A national effort inspired by one of the last planned actions of Martin Luther King Jr. fifty years ago, this new Poor People's Campaign seeks to "challenge the evils of sys…
Continue Reading

January 29, 2018

Yes, No, or Is (Greitens Edition)

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."  President Bill Clinton famously used that line in 1998 to defend statements about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. When asked about the affair previously, he had said there "is"…
Continue Reading