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Seeds of King’s Dream, Part 2

Seeds of King’s Dream, Part 2

This week, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others with a faith based approach and ongoing impact on the Civil Rights movement. I recently wrote about the work of Linda Brown Thompson and continue to reflect on her insight concerning the...
Seeds of King’s dream

Seeds of King’s dream

Years ago, when I served as a college administrator I had the privilege of meeting Linda Brown Thompson. If her name is not familiar, maybe a major court case on May 17, 1954, “Brown vs. Board of Education,” will help with identification. The National Association for...
Guided deconstruction

Guided deconstruction

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  The idea of deconstructing Western Christianity is old news for the people I grew up with in Atlantic Canada. I’ve sought these people out, old friends who have moved and live in various parts of Canada and the United States, many I...
Prophet or punk (pt. 2)

Prophet or punk (pt. 2)

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  DANCING AND WEEPING > GNASHING AND TWEETING What separates prophetic boldness from dogmatic shrillness? In my first post, I suggested that evangelical Christians have a problem that mirrors issues in the broader culture. In some...
Prophet or punk?

Prophet or punk?

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  “I can testify about them,” wrote the apostle Paul regarding much of Christian Twitter, “that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge” (Rom 10:2). While I have admittedly mangled the techno-context of Paul’s...
Biblical illiteracy isn’t funny, it’s scary

Biblical illiteracy isn’t funny, it’s scary

Last week biblical illiteracy in the news media was put on display like never before. First, the Wall Street Journal misquoted Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that “Moses brought water from Iraq.” What the prime minister actually said was that...
Suicide in America

Suicide in America

Several years ago, there was a mediocre movie made by M. Night Shyamalan, called The Happening. It was a horror-thriller sort of film, involving hundreds of senseless murders. Yet the twist in The Happening was that the linked-together killings were committed not by a...
La Vida en Color: Life in Color

La Vida en Color: Life in Color

(English translation below) Si nos ponemos a meditar en el privilegio que tenemos de poder mirar, y no solo el mirar sino que podemos ver las diferentes tonalidades de los colores es algo mágico y maravilloso. De igual manera es la vida del ser humano, la podemos...
Fiery tongues and four-letter words

Fiery tongues and four-letter words

When I think about the “fiery tongues” of Pentecost, I also think about a friend of mine named Sully (not his real name). Sully does stand-up comedy at a local nightclub called Dr. Grins. Strange as it sounds, we met because a good friend of mine, also my...
David Drury discusses church myths

David Drury discusses church myths

In much of society and even the Church presumptions exist about evangelicalism that may not necessarily be true. PE News asked a panel of experts to debunk some of the cultural myths currently gaining currency. Those participating in the discussion are Assemblies of...
Houghton College partners to offer Islamic Studies courses

Houghton College partners to offer Islamic Studies courses

Houghton College has signed a partnership agreement with the Lilias Trotter Center (LTC) to offer Islamic Studies courses at the college. The agreement was signed on February 16, and the signees included Houghton College president Shirley Mullen, dean of the college...
Do You Really Want Answers?

Do You Really Want Answers?

This article appears at “The Poached Egg” online forum on apologetics. Dr. Piper is president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. More than sixty years ago, in The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis challenged Christian scholars to enter the “town square” and the “market...
Church and Culture Booklet

Church and Culture Booklet

This booklet is a compilation of The Wesleyan Church position statements on contemporary issues such as military service, equal rights, marriage, divorce, abortion, and more. Order booklets at WPH Online or by calling 1.800.493.7539. Church and Culture...