Why the scarlet letter remains and how the church can help mend broken marriages

This story was originally published in Facts and Trends magazine’s winter 2018 issue. It also appeared on factsandtrends.net.  Moral values in America are changing fast. Since the turn of the century, society has become increasingly supportive of a host of issues that once were considered taboo. Many Christians have felt the tension of living in a society … Continue reading Why the scarlet letter remains and how the church can help mend broken marriages

World Changers: ‘We believe in what they do’

Originally published in Baptist Press, the official news service for the Southern Baptist Convention, on June 27, 2017.  OWENSBORO, Ky. (BP) -- Holes were starting to form in the front steps of her house. The storage shed in the backyard leaked when it rained. And everything needed a fresh coat of paint. But 64-year-old Charlene … Continue reading World Changers: ‘We believe in what they do’

Their Holy Land travels enrich Bible study leaders

Originally published in Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention, on July 31, 2017.  NASHVILLE (BP) -- Not far from the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, a biblically significant artifact sat buried under 2,000 years of dirt and debris. Archaeologists didn't find it until 2009 when excavating land in … Continue reading Their Holy Land travels enrich Bible study leaders

Why It’s OK to Be Upset When Celebrities Die

Originally published on RELEVANTmagazine.com on November 14, 2016.  This year, grief is something our culture has had to deal with. We’ve lost so many influential figures, including Prince, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali and, most recently, singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen. A little over a week ago, I had my own brush with the sting of … Continue reading Why It’s OK to Be Upset When Celebrities Die