Why did Jesus feed 5,000 people? And why were there 12 baskets left over?

Why did Jesus feed 5,000 people? And why were there 12 baskets left over?

Every Gospel includes an account of Jesus single-handedly providing a meal for over 5,000 people (Mt 14:13-21; Mk 6:30-44; Lk 9:10-17; Jn 6:1-14). That’s a lot of people. So many, in fact, that the disciples encouraged Jesus to send the people away because there was no possible way they could feed them. But Jesus had compassion […]

9 Questions Evangelical Leaders Should Ask Trump at the June 21 Gathering

9 Questions Evangelical Leaders Should Ask Trump at the June 21 Gathering

Several news stations are reporting that Donald Trump has agreed to meet with upwards of 500 of the nation’s most prominent evangelical leaders. Several individuals from my personal denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, are slotted to be there, including our current President, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, and mega-church pastors Jack Graham (Prestonwood) and Ed Young (Second […]

Why We Should “#Never” Use “#NeverTrump”

Why We Should “#Never” Use “#NeverTrump”

For the past several months my social media feeds have been littered with the “NeverTrump” hashtag. This is the kind of circles I run in, and proudly so. I’m blessed with morally convicted friends who refuse to let an earthly political system dictate their heavenly values. It’s both encouraging and inspiring. I have to get creative […]

Yellow Dog Christianity

Yellow Dog Christianity

  In sixth grade I donned a “chili-bowl” haircut, named such because it looked like someone put a chili bowl on my head and cut off the excess hair. I thought it was the coolest haircut imaginable, but it wasn’t. In Spanish class my teacher used it as an illustration to teach us a new […]

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