Physical Media, Streaming, and Ministry as Metaphor

A version of this article first appeared at Word&Way November 3, 2021 The story of how Netflix replaced Blockbuster is a well-documented and prominently cited tale of warning. The documentary The Last Blockbuster can of course be streamed on Netflix. The fall of a video rental empire is the foundation narrative to the popular TV show Schitt’s Creek… … Continue reading Physical Media, Streaming, and Ministry as Metaphor

BJC Curriculum Helps Navigate Issues Surrounding Christian Nationalism

A new interactive curriculum provided by the Baptist Joint Committee helps identify and wrestle with issues of Christian nationalism. The curriculums origins are rooted in the Christians Against Christian Nationalism movement endorsed by dozens of Christian leaders representing a broad coalition of Christian institutions and publications including the American Baptist Churches USA Office of General … Continue reading BJC Curriculum Helps Navigate Issues Surrounding Christian Nationalism

Table in Crisis

This article first appeared on the Jesus Creed Blog at Christianity Today. As images of the quarantined passengers and crew aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess filled our living room television in February 2020, I experienced a feeling of nebulous foreboding. I distinctly remember saying aloud to my family, “This is either going to be the most … Continue reading Table in Crisis