• Jul 6

    Complementarianism and the Abusive Male

    The "driver" of male abuse of women is male entitlement
    Complementarianism and the Abusive Male

    These are some facts: complementarians unequivocally denounce male abuse of females, complementarians claim their teachings are no more causative of abuse than the teaching of egalitarians, and leading complementarians overtly state ...

  • Jul 5

    O God, you have taught us

    Prayer for the week
    O God, you have taught us

    O God,
    you have taught us to keep all your commandments
    by loving you and our neighbor:

    Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit,

    that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart,
    and united to one another with pure affection;

    through ...

  • Jul 4

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Happy fourth of July
    Happy Fourth of July!

    Stay safe!

    Wear a happy mask!

    Enjoy family!

    Celebrate with others!

  • Jul 3

    True Freedom

    True Freedom

    True Freedom, by Mike Glenn

    Most New Testament scholars agree Luke is one of the best writers in our biblical canon. His use of imagery and language have left us with stories we will never forget. The story of Jesus’ birth, the ...

  • Jul 2

    Complementarians and Abuse of Women: Kevin Giles' Newest Book

    Giles explores two church bodies: SBC and Sydney Anglicans
    Complementarians and Abuse of Women: Kevin Giles' Newest Book

    Kevin Giles, in his new book – one more than he thought he would ever write – explores the connection of complementarianism and male abuse of women. Is there correlation? Causation? A connection at all? His book is called ...

  • Jul 1

    How the SBC is Asking the Wrong Question

    700 abuse victims found in the SBC
    How the SBC is Asking the Wrong Question

    700 people (mostly women) have been targeted, groomed, sexually abused and victimized by more than 400 pastors and volunteers in Southern Baptist churches across the country since 1998. As a woman, a youth pastor, a church leader ...

  • Jul 1

    Grief Deferred

    Death, dying, and family funerals during COVID-19
    Grief Deferred

    SMcK: Please give us a sketch of your stories of grief and funerals and dying during COVID-19.

    By Sara Gaston Barton, who is the Pepperdine University Chaplain.

    Two weeks after my mom died, my community was impacted by a tragic mass ...

  • Virtual Tipping our Cap for the Negro Leagues

    From ESPN:

    Barack Obama tipped his cap. So did three other former presidents and a host of prominent civil rights leaders, entertainers and sports greats in a virtual salute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball's ...
  • Jun 30

    Caring for our Animals, Caring for their Habitat

    Habitat destruction destroys God's creatures
    Caring for our Animals, Caring for their Habitat

    I no longer see Common Nighthawks in our neighborhood. (Not the bird for the article image, by the way.) One day I made a couple calls to find someone who knew why and he said their nesting habitat – of all things, graveled ...

  • Jun 29

    Why Churches Should Not Investigate Themselves

    Churches investigating themselves protect themselves from investigation
    Why Churches Should Not Investigate Themselves

    You name the church and the story is nearly always the same. An accusation is made, the leaders assemble, the doors are closed, and the church “launches an investigation.”

    Sometimes the leaders are patting themselves on ...

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