Posts Tagged ‘denominations’

Being a “Mental Mainliner” in a Baptist Church

Being a “Mental Mainliner” in a Baptist Church
  “I’m a liberal, aren’t I?” I asked my wife after letting loose a series of angry comments leveled at political conservatives. I can’t remember what it was about, but it probably had something to do with gender, because that’s an easy trigger. It shattered my self- perception, however,...
April 15th, 2013 | Essays, Featured | Read More

A Theological Minute: Christian Identity in America

A Theological Minute: Christian Identity in America
I am delighted to introduce a new column at Burnside called “A Theological Minute.” A few Burnside contributors and I will be sharing monthly bite-sized reflections on central questions of the Christian faith. “A Theological Minute” will hopefully provoke fruitful discussion and contemplation...
December 20th, 2012 | A Theological Minute | Read More

Messing up the Lyrics of Faith

Messing up the Lyrics of Faith
Music has been monumental in my life, my faithful assistant while I sort out, wrestle with and clarify all of life’s mysteries. Because of my heavily spiritual makeup I confess that I often listen to music through bias lenses and project into songs spiritual meanings that were probably never the intention...
March 14th, 2012 | Essays, Featured | Read More

The Line Between Passion and Divisiveness

The Line Between Passion and Divisiveness
John Eldredge’s latest title, “Beautiful Outlaw” is his first since switching publishers. After a longtime association with Thomas Nelson, he’s now writing for Faithwords, home of the great Billy Coffey but also home to the very scary Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen. [Disclaimer:...
October 23rd, 2011 | Blog | Read More