February 27, 2015

As Jade Sharpens Jade...

The latest issue of the Churchnet free digital magazine is out. The February 2015 issue focuses on the Churchnet's partnership with Guatemalan Baptists. In it are many photos I took, as well as columns by Churchnet leaders. My piece is titled "As Jad…
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February 25, 2015

Sunday School Class

This month I've enjoyed teaching a Sunday School class at First Baptist Church of Jefferson City . I led a four-week session on my first book ( For God's Sake, Shut Up! ). We had good dialogue on various issues related to effective communication, politic…
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February 23, 2015

Faith Leaders Shrug at Critical Immigration Ruling

Immigration reform continues to pop up in the news. This past week saw another of those moments. Despite all the attention, the public debate often includes lots of misinformation and harmful comments. Ethics Daily ran my latest article today, which is titled …
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February 18, 2015

A Political Declaration

Some documents gain lofty recognition and even reverence, often due to their significance in historical events. Magna Carta. Gutenberg Bible. U.S. Declaration of Independence. Words that transformed the world. We must be careful, however, not to elevate histor…
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February 9, 2015

Crusading on High Horses

As President Barack Obama took the podium at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, many conservatives appeared to be praying he would say something they could attack. This is the standard dance we've seen over the last several years. If Obama mention…
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February 7, 2015

Great Guatemalan Coffee Taste Test

While in Guatemala last month, I enjoyed the coffee. The country's coffee - especially from the Antigua area - can be found in Starbucks and other coffee shops in the United States. But I was excited to try it in the country. The coffee was good, especial…
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February 6, 2015

Guat's Up?

I sent out my monthly email update for February, which notes some of my recent publications. It also includes a short reflection about traveling to Guatemala. You can read the update here and subscribe for future editions on the right column of this page.
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February 4, 2015

Nigerian Baptists React to Kerry's Visit Ahead of Election

We often take elections for granted in the United States. Most of us don't even bother to vote, treating the occasion as just average day. Perhaps we mainly just cheer the occasion as marking the end of hateful commercials and wasteful spending. Many of u…
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