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Mar
30

Honor, shame, and the Gospel in the American South: Part I

Honor, shame, and the Gospel in the American South: Part I This series of posts discusses the honor-shame dynamic of the American South, a Christian challenge to injustice that takes into account the region's social paradigm, and Jackson Wu's "4 Keys to Evangelism in Honor-Shame Cultures."
Feb
24

The Devil is (no longer) in the details

The Devil is (no longer) in the details The Church of England has kicked the devil out of its baptismal rite. This move concerns me. This sort of attempt at cultural intelligibility usually backfires and ends up making beliefs far more ambiguous and people's feelings more ambivalent.
Nov
20

The precariousness of Christian lives in some regions

The precariousness of Christian lives in some regions The headlines reporting this story seem as though they are reaching for a way to absolve the murderers of guilt.
Sep
25

Do not hinder them

Do not hinder them How do we welcome our children and not hinder them in their search for Christ? We begin by honoring them as people made in the image and likeness of God and taking seriously their ability to worship God in a manner that is just as full of awe, wonder, and power as any adult.
Sep
10

Jody Howard

Father Jody is a priest in the Diocese of Tennessee, where he serves as rector of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church in Hendersonville. Ordained in 2006, Fr. Jody is a native of Asheville, North Carolina, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Asheville, and the University of the South School of Theology. Since being ordained, Fr. Jody has served at Trinity Episcopal Church in Winchester,...

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