Politics and Public Life

Happy Valentine’s Day to You. And You. And You. (Polyamory as the New Normal)

Well. I’m not saying that we couldn’t see the train coming down the tracks. When society deifies sex, it deifies a jealous god. When a society makes sex ultimate, then of course it will abort the “unintended consequences” of sex, and normalize the procedure by referring to the deceased infant as “the products of contraception.” When a society absolutizes sex, [ Read More ]

4 Reasons Why Secretary DeVos is Poised to Make a Positive Impact on American Education

This week, Democrats made history by forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast the deciding vote for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Why did Democrats decide to engage in all-out war against an education secretary? Why devote weeks of phone calls, media interviews, and emotional energy to defeating her rather than one of the other cabinet [ Read More ]

God is Not a White Supremacist

In the midst of an election season filled with racial tensions and even race-related killings, an increasing number of concerned citizens, media outlets, institutions of higher education are again raising questions about the relationship between world religions and race. In fact, Swarthmore College is offering a course this semester, entitled, “Is God a White Supremacist?” [ Read More ]

Trump’s Refugee Ban: How We, Our Nation, and Our Churches Should Respond

One week into his presidency, Donald Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises to ban immigration from countries compromised by terrorism. In an executive order signed on Friday, he banned all people from seven nations, refusing them entry for 90 days. Those nations are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In light of [ Read More ]

Pro-Life Week 2017 Panel Discussion (Bruce Ashford, Trillia Newbell, Amber Lehman, Stephen Wade)

Pro-Life Week 2017 Panel Discussion (Bruce Ashford, Trillia Newbell, Amber Lehman, Stephen Wade) This week is “Pro-Life Week 2017” at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Here at Southeastern, we promote a whole-life pro-life ethic. Unborn lives matter. Born lives matter. Black lives matter. Brown lives matter. White lives matter. Over the course of the year at [ Read More ]

6 Books White Christians Should Read (in Honor of MLK’s Legacy)

In the beginning, God created the world as a magnificent unity-in-diversity (Gen 1). As the great theologian Abraham Kuyper noted, our world is characterized by an “infinite diversity” and an “inexhaustible profusion of variations.” He writes, “Where in God’s creation do you encounter life that does not display the unmistakable hallmark of life precisely in [ Read More ]