The Real Story of Saint Patrick

It’s March 17 again, and that means the international celebration of beer, shamrocks and leprechauns. When I was in grade school we maybe painted a shamrock and called it good. Today schools seem to spend almost the entire week learning about leprechauns and pots of gold on the other sides of rainbows, making “leprechaun traps”…

Taking A Knee for Black History Month

In honor of Black History month, I want to share a piece I wrote last fall in the midst of all the NFL players taking a knee, but did not publish out of fear of ruffing some feathers. But sometimes feathers need to be gently ruffled. Sometimes we need to have our eyes opened and…

Your One True Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! While many will rely on Hallmark’s card writers to find the perfect words to say “I love you” today, some Christians might reach back to the famous “love chapter” of 1 Corinthians 13  read at many weddings. Yet, the man who wrote these words would probably find it quite strange that these…

Women Pastors & Professors Who Shaped Me

Influential pastor and teacher, John Piper, got a heated response from some recent comments made in an interview regarding women as pastors and seminary teachers: “If it is unbiblical to have women as pastors, how can it be biblical to have women who function in formal teaching and mentoring capacities to train and fit pastors…

Trump, Immigration & The New Colossus

“Give me your tired, your poor…” -Emma Lazarus, inscribed on Statue of Liberty Tweeting this past week, President Trump fears immigration policy where the United States “would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly.” Instead, Trump says, “I want a merit based system of immigration and people who…

Listen Up World Leaders! (Psalm 2)

“Why are the nations so angry? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together.” –PSALM 2 The New Year began today with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un stating, “The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, not a…

It Needed to be Said

by Allan Bevere  Now that the special Senate election in Alabama is over, it is time for some Christians on both sides of the political aisle to repent of selling their souls in exchange for temporal political power. Conservative Christians who supported Roy Moore in spite of the fact that there were numerous credible women…