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Down Home: Over-reliance on microchips; or digital dementia

Down Home: Over-reliance on microchips; or digital dementia

Sometimes, I think I suffer from digital dementia. Or maybe it’s microchip amnesia.

       

Down Home: To her, I’m a useful ‘church shawl’

Sometimes, the purpose of being a husband is to serve a utilitarian purpose. Husbands are good for something, and it’s up to wives to decide what “something” means.

       
Guest editorial: Confessing our practice of selective Christianity

Guest editorial: Confessing our practice of selective Christianity

I practice selective Christianity. And so do you. And so do those who pretend they don’t—acting as if they and God have all the same answers.

       
Right or Wrong? Resisting the values of Babylon

Right or Wrong? Resisting the values of Babylon

In his new book, Out of Babylon, Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann suggests how the 21st century church can be both relevant and resistant to the “empire philosophies” that shape global society. What’s your take on his ideas?

       
2nd Opinion: Follow the leader

2nd Opinion: Follow the leader

The one who commands, “Come; follow me,” knows exactly what he is asking of those he commands. He is asking everything.

       
2nd Opinion: ‘He Tells Me I Am His Own?’ Maybe …

2nd Opinion: ‘He Tells Me I Am His Own?’ Maybe …

As numbers of people distance themselves from the nurture and witness of the church, evangelicals need to find a way to “tangibilify” their faith experience.

       
Guest Editorial: Stop whining, and grow up

Guest Editorial: Stop whining, and grow up

On the whole, things work OK. Why, then, so much whining about things not working?

       
Right or Wrong? Vaccinations

Right or Wrong? Child vaccinations

I recently delivered my first child, and I’m perplexed about vaccinations. Some people would consider me a bad mother for immunizing my child, while others would say I’m a bad mom for not immunizing my child. Help me weigh my options.

       
Down Home: Climbing back up to zero

Down Home: Climbing back up to zero

I thought I’d had “such an exasperating week” until I realized I sounded about as silly as Marianne Gordon’s old skit on Hee Haw.

       
2nd Opinion: The worst of times. Really?

2nd Opinion: The worst of times. Really?

Despite reports of the demise of church attendance and giving, there has never been a better time to be a church on a mission. Here’s why.

       
2nd Opinion: Are Millennials different than Baby Boomers 40 years ago?

2nd Opinion: Are Millennials different than Boomers 40 years ago?

Back in the 1970s, a lot of congregational prognosticators warned the church, in general, was in the process of losing a whole demographic generation known as baby boomers. Are the Millennials any different?

       
Right or Wrong? Coercive clergy

Right or Wrong? Coercive clergy

Some clergy manipulate and intimidate church members, even while they claim they’re only exercising religious liberty. What should members do about it?

       
Down Home: Happiness is changing your wife’s flat tire. No, really

Down Home: Happiness is changing your wife’s flat tire. No, really

Every now and then, something happens in a marriage that starts out as a great annoyance and arcs into a thing of beauty.

       
2nd Opinion: Eric Liddell, Mama C & Baylor football on Sunday

2nd Opinion: Eric Liddell, Mama C & Baylor football on Sunday

“Everybody wants to be a Baylor Bear today!” Robert Griffin’s assessment of McLane Stadium’s opening was accurate, concise and simply astonishing to any long-time Baylor fan.

       

Right or Wrong: Passages in life

Isn’t life really a matter of transitions during which value formation’s ebbs and flows may be discerned only in retrospect?

       
 
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