“More Than Enchanting” … A beautifully written and very empowering book.

Jo Saxton’s book, which she has titled More Than Enchanting: Breaking Through Barriers to Influence Your World, offers some very beautiful faith-centered reflections about issues that affect modern Christian women. I appreciate that a large portion of her book is devoted to encouraging Christian women in leadership, especially in an age when conversations about a woman’s “place” in the world are regaining popularity in Christian discourse. (If you’re not familiar with what I’m talking about, pl...
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Southern Baptists: What’s In A Name Change?

According to an article on NPR's website, the largest denomination in the country has changed its name to The Great Commission Baptists in an effort to escape the centuries-old stigma associated with being "Southern Baptists": Some Southern Baptists worry that their denomination's name still carries the stigma of a 19th century split with northern Baptists over slavery. Others who fought hard to build the brand and its conservative theology and politics don't want to see it go. So the idea to a...
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The Information Superhighway as a Way Forward

[Note: This reflection on the new book @StickyJesus was written for the Patheos Book Club’s roundtable conversation. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher.] @StickyJesus begins with an important thought: The printing press contributed to “the Reformation and… the spread of Christianity”. Without it, the Bible’s wide readership would not have been possible. (pgs. 7-8) The authors astutely note that a dramatic shift in any society’s access to information can mean monument...
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