June 27, 2015

Defeating Transit Hike

Over the past year, I've been involved with a grassroots effort to promote and improve public transportation in the City of Jefferson. This effort brings together various leaders from churches, businesses, schools, and civic organizations. I previously sp…
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June 26, 2015

Churchnet Digital Magazine on Vision 2020

The latest issue of the Churchnet free digital magazine is out. The May-June 2015 issue focuses on the Churchnet's new strategic plan, Vision 2020: Engaging the Future with Hope . In it is a columns I wrote on the new strategic initiative I will lead: Gene…
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June 25, 2015

Southern Baptist Leaders Join Growing Tide against Confederate Flag

As I noted yesterday, this has been a remarkable week in the effort to remove the hateful symbolism of the Confederate battle flag from public glory. As businesses and Southern politicians have suddenly turned against the flag, Christian leaders have led the …
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June 24, 2015

Take Down that Flag of Biblical Orthodoxy

Across the nation, politicians and corporate leaders are suddenly rising together to condemn the Confederate battle flag as a racist symbol. It's an amazing shift to watch, especially as politics in states like South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi hav…
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June 23, 2015

Few Baptist Voices Join Global Discussion on Papal Encyclical

On Thursday, Pope Francis released a much-anticipated encyclical (papal letter) on the environment. As the most visible Christian leader, what the Pope says matters and impacts how Christians in general are viewed. Additionally, encyclicals trickle down throu…
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June 22, 2015

Millennials & Science

I wrote the cover package for the latest issue of Word&Way (a Baptist newspaper in the Midwest). The theme for the issue is "Millennials & Science." The first article, Millennials Integrate Science, Religion Differently , looks at generationa…
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June 19, 2015

Summer & Sabbaths

I sent out my monthly email update for June, which notes some of my recent work. It also includes a short reflection ("Summer & Sabbaths") about the need to engage in Sabbath rest. You can read the update here and subscribe for future editions …
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June 16, 2015

Book Review

Rev. Julius McCarter wrote a review of my new book Sacramental Politics: Religious Worship as Political Action . Here are a few highlights from his review : Brian Kaylor's Sacramental Politics: Religious Worship as Political Action is a genuine treat for th…
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June 11, 2015

Presidential Candidates Battle for Godly Image

Although the first official votes in the 2016 presidential nomination process are still more than seven months away, the race continues to heat up like the summer temperatures. Already signs suggest a pretty wild campaign. One party nearly has a coronation in…
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June 10, 2015

Book Review

Rev. Larry E. Kamphausen, Prior of the Community of the Holy Trinity (an intentional Christian community in Chicago), wrote a review of my new book Sacramental Politics: Religious Worship as Political Action . Here are a few highlights from his  review : For Kay…
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June 6, 2015

Odds Against American Pharaoh

There's a horse race today. People are jockeying to put in the best bet and win money by predicting which horse crosses the line first. No horse, of course, will get any of the money. The horses are instead drugged and whipped so that they'll run at u…
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June 4, 2015

Toxic Leadership

I wrote the cover package for this week's issue of the Word&Way (a Baptist newspaper in the Midwest). The theme for the pieces is "Toxic Leadership."  The first article,  Unhealthy Pastoral Leadership Poisons Churches , focuses on the problem …
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June 2, 2015

Ukrainian Pastor Speaks of Hope Amid War

On Sunday, I heard Ukrainian Baptist pastor Elisey Pronin speak at First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, Missouri. His city in eastern Ukraine found itself in the middle of war as pro-Russian separatists seek to secede from Ukraine. Most of the city has bee…
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