September 22, 2017

What's New With the Old Testament?

The September 2017 issue of  Word&Way  features a package on "What's New With the Old Testament?" The issue also includes a number of other articles and columns. Here are the pieces I wrote for the issue: * My editorial, The Myth of 'Amazi…
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September 18, 2017

Devotional on Joshua 3

I wrote a short devotion for the Center for Congregational Ethics, an initiative started by my friend Bill Tillman. The reflection is based on Joshua 3:1-17 and includes thoughts on the passage after visiting Jordan last year.
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September 10, 2017

Early Irma Reports from Cuba

As Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, starts to hit Florida today, the Caribbean islands it already barreled over are still trying to figure out the damage and death toll. Early reports are trickling out of Cuba, where I&…
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September 9, 2017

Churchnet Leadership Development

On Friday, I led a leadership development training session for the Board of Directors of Churchnet (where I serve as Associate Director) on communication and social media. We spent time talking about identifying key messages to highlight, including key words …
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September 5, 2017

Violent Political Rhetoric

In our polarizing politics, we often see people resort to violent comments. These remarks - especially bad in anonymous comment sections online - are unethical and can incite physical violence against others. Hate rhetoric has often been linked to later acts …
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