WOMEN IN MINISTRY, VOLUME NINE

Occam's Razor and Overthinking the Creation Narratives

I tend to overthink things. It’s the engineer in me, I guess. My Mom tells me that it’s my Dad in me. My Dad was a classic overthinker. Sometimes that can help you. Sometimes it gets you into trouble. Is it possible that we are overthinking the creation narratives? Occam’s Razor Occam’s razor is a […]

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WOMEN IN MINISTRY, VOLUME SEVEN

What's In a Name? Maybe Everything.

My parents named me after my Dad’s younger brother. I didn’t have a vote in the matter. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Uncle very much. He has been a second father to me. It’s just that the name has always been difficult to navigate. It’s a Biblical name, but it’s one that you […]

Adam and Eve

WOMEN IN MINISTRY, VOLUME SIX

The Biblical Meaning of Being a Suitable Helper

My wife, Priscilla, helps me in immeasurable ways. I like to think that we help each other, but truth be told, I wouldn’t be where I am without her. She has always preferred “behind the scenes” work, but in no way does that make her subordinate to me. In fact, the “help” she has been […]

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WOMEN IN MINISTRY, VOLUME FIVE

The Chicken, the Egg, and Who Came First

I’m the eldest among my siblings. I’m not sure what that means. My sister is the most driven. My youngest brother is the smartest. My other brother (his twin), who is mentally challenged, is the kindest and wisest. I guess that just leaves me the oldest. I’m living proof that coming out “first” means absolutely […]

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WOMEN IN MINISTRY, VOLUME FOUR

The Serpent, the Tree, and the Male-Female Relationship

My granddaughter told me that her Barbie dollhouse has a place to park a vehicle and that her Barbie needs a vehicle. I didn’t catch the hint because I was distracted by the fact that at the age of six, she used the word, “vehicle,” instead of “car.” She’s growing up and I don’t like […]

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WOMEN IN MINISTRY, VOLUME THREE

The Male-Female Relationship in the Second Creation Narrative

As Priscilla and I prepared for our wedding we received a considerable amount of advice and questions. The advice, even when not requested, was always appreciated. The questions were interesting. She was most asked if she was going to change her last name. I was most asked who’s going to handle the finances. We all […]

Marriage

WOMEN IN MINISTRY, VOLUME ONE

The Tragic Nature of the Exodus of Beth Moore

Most Southern Baptists have heard by now that Beth Moore has officially left the denomination. Some, including Ed Stetzer, a Southern Baptist pastor and executive director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, and J.D. Greear, current Southern Baptist Convention President, have called on denominational leaders to have some hard conversations and do some serious […]

Women Preachers

SNOWMAGEDDON 2021

Reflections from a Frozen Texas Tundra

Another crazy Texas weather crisis is in the history books. It is no laughing matter. Hurricanes and tornados we can manage, but Texans in sub-zero weather are about as clueless as penguins in Palm Beach. We’re not equipped. There is only one invincible arrow in our quiver: the indomitable spirit of gratitude.   Snowmageddon Gratitude […]

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ASH WEDNESDAY

The Journey to Resurrection

Today is Ash Wednesday. For many Christians, it is a day of prayer and fasting and the beginning of the journey to Easter. Before the joy of the resurrection, comes the realization of the human condition and the painful reminder that our sins made the crucifixion necessary.  What does Ash Wednesday mean for you?   […]

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IT’S A MAD, MAD WORLD

Five Things Happy People Learn from Jesus

There is a certain amount of anger, anxiety, and angst in our nation today. The news networks, rife with conflict, discord, and disdain, may only be a reflection of us. The Jerry Springer Show, now in its 28th season, has proven that we all love to see a good train wreck. We seem to enjoy […]

It's a mad, mad world