August 28, 2015

August Ministry Leadership Sale

Smyth & Helwys is running a special deal this month on five ministry leadership books. The total price of the books normally rings up to $79, but you can pick them up now for just $25. The set includes four great books ... and my first one (but it's …
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August 27, 2015

Review of Sacramental Politics

Leah Sophia, an artist who runs Suntreeriver Design, recently reviewed my latest book, Sacramental Politics: Religious Rhetoric as Political Action . Here are a few highlights from her review : Interesting, uneven, and thought-provoking—also essential, if you d…
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August 24, 2015

Rainbow Nation

The latest issue of Churchnet's digital magazine focuses on the recent Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa. Churchnet is a member body of the Baptist World Alliance and was represented at the Congress. The magazine includes a column I wrote on…
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August 17, 2015

Latest Guatemala Training Conference Successful

Each January and July, Churchnet leads a training conference in Guatemala as part of a nearly decade-long partnership with Guatemalan Baptists. I traveled there in January and led three sessions on communication, preaching, and social media. Last month, Churc…
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August 13, 2015

Speak Freedom in Nepal

Earlier this week, the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative issued an urgent action alert about a unfolding rights crisis in Nepal. Written by my friend Elijah Brown, the group's chief of staff, the alert notes Nepalese leaders are currently writing a new …
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August 9, 2015

Ferguson Articles

Today marks the one-year anniversary of when a white police office (Darren Wilson) shot and killed an unarmed, black teenager (Michael Brown) in Ferguson, Missouri. The ensuing year brought many other such moments - in New York City, North Charleston, Baltimo…
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August 7, 2015

Cecil, Colonialism, and Christianity

As I returned from South Africa, news erupted about the killing of a protected lion in neighboring Zimbabwe. Known as Cecil, poachers apparently lured the lion out of Hwange National Park so that a wealthy dentist from Minnesota could kill Cecil and take the …
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August 4, 2015

BWA Wrap-Up

Robert Parham wrote a good column today reflecting on the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa. In his piece, Best, Worst, Most Unexpected Moments at Baptist World Congress , he noted the church and technology session I helped lead. H…
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