Should churches promote high self-esteem?

Let us consider for a moment how popular it has become to promote a positive self-image, to affirm personal identity in self, and to uplift confidence in one’s own ability. Better yet, let us consider how popular this has become specifically among believers.... Read More »

Martin Luther King Jr., Black Lives Matter, & The Church

One of my worst moments in seminary happened when I missed two weeks of Church History class. Why? Because the day I got back to class, I had no idea what we were talking about! My timeline of a historical narrative was fragmented, and without taking that into... Read More »

Pokémon Go Puts Pikachus In The Pews

Dear Pastor: Pokémon Go brought more visitors to the church door than your sermon.  As of early last week, iOS and Android users within the United States are able to download an app that is taking the country by storm. From the mid-‘90s to late 2000s, Po... Read More »

Are The Roles of Church and Government at Odds?

Unless you’re a news junkie like the members of my family, you are probably having a difficult time keeping track of the numerous government attempts to profoundly infringe upon the first amendment rights of the American people. The most recent attempts can ... Read More »

A Strong Message to the Local Church – Cooperative Program

On February 22nd and 23rd of this year, the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to discuss matters that affect the largest evangelical denomination in the United States. Southwestern Seminary sent eight student lead... Read More »

Why “ISIS” Will Never Go Away

November 13th, 2015 … ISIS has made its voice known yet again. In fact, they have not only made their voice known, but they have captivated the attention of even the most powerful countries. What started as a small dot on America’s radar that we have ignor... Read More »