Is revival outdated?

When we use the word “revival,” we have in the past thought of a series of worship services focusing on spiritual growth and outreach. That is an appropriate usage of the word revival, but it is not the exclusive one. Recently, Jamie Baldwin, a state missionary, brought to my attention an article I wrote while […]

A case for the “slows”

As a student of American history, the horrific events surrounding the Civil War period have always fascinated me. This was an obvious turning point in our nation’s story. Alternative historians love to play the “what if” games with the Civil War, and there are many opportunities for that kind of historical game playing. Without a […]

Responding to Flooding in Louisiana

What should the first response be to a natural disaster like the floods in Louisiana this month? For many Americans, the answer may be charitable giving, support of government intervention, or sharing messages of concern on social media. For Christians, there is no doubt about our proper role as first responders: We should pray. I […]