November 25, 2014

A Prophetic Sign in Ferguson

Watching the split-screen coverage in Ferguson, Missouri, last night demonstrated how far apart justice can be from the law. On one side of the TV, St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch explained how he failed to get an indictment in the case of a whit…
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November 24, 2014

Christians Offer Differing Responses to Obama's Immigration Action

Ethics Daily ran my latest article today, which is titled "Christians Offer Differing Responses to Obama's Immigration Action." The pieces includes comments from several different Christian leaders, many of whom support Obama's effort to pre…
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November 23, 2014

U.S. Baptists Engage in Goodwill Visit to Cuba

Baptist News Global ran an article about the Churchnet delegation to Cuba last month. The piece, titled "U.S. Baptists Engage in Goodwill Visit to Cuba," includes quotations from me, which were drawn from an article about the trip in the Jefferson C…
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November 21, 2014

Interview on Obama's Immigration Action

Last night, President Barack Obama delivered a speech explaining the executive actions he is taking regarding immigration. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives refused to even vote on a bipartisan Senate bill passed early last summer, which stalle…
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Missourians Attend Cuban Baptist Gathering

My latest article  ran this week in the Word&Way newspaper. The piece is titled "Missourians Attend Cuban Baptist Gathering." It reports on the Churchnet delegation to Cuba last month that I previously wrote about for Ethics Daily ( here , here , an…
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November 20, 2014

November 19, 2014

The Cover Story

"Don't judge a book by its cover." I actually hope people will judge my forthcoming book by its cover because I really like it. Perhaps the saying taught to children about not judging books by their covers grew out of the reality that people do …
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November 14, 2014

Looking for Signs

During my recent trip to Cuba, I found myself fascinated by the political signs. Since this was my first trip to a communist-socialist nation, the slogans, paintings, and other forms of propaganda interested me. I have studied and taught political communicati…
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November 12, 2014

New Book!

A knock on the door, followed by barking and the clatter of scurrying dog paws. Almost immediately, my two-and-a-half-year-old son started running toward the door and repeatedly offering his impersonation of a dog barking. I heard the UPS truck gurgling back …
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November 6, 2014

November 4, 2014

Gandhi for Prosecutor?

Walking through downtown Jefferson City, Missouri, on the 4th of July, I examined the various vendors. Frozen drinks, oven-fired pizza, Jamaican jerk, local artists, and politicians. One political booth quickly captured my attention. Gandhi for Prosecutor &quo…
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Cuban Coffee

I sent out my monthly email update for November, which notes some of my recent publications. It also includes a short reflection about my recent trip to Cuba and the state of coffee there. You can read the update here and subscribe for future editions on my w…
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