Join us as we interview Alan Cross on our new podcast. He is the pastor of Gateway Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL, and the author of When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals and the Better Way of Jesus. It’s published by New South, Inc.
Alan talks about his journey that brought him to Montgomery, and how that led him down the path of asking how the church could accept such rampant racism at certain times in it’s past. This study led ultimately to writing a book on the subject.
Were the good old days actually that good?
Join us as we interview James Harleman on our new podcast. He is based out of Seattle Washington and is the author of Cinemagogue.
James gives us his take on the movie “Noah” from a theology stand point and also as a film. In his usual insightful way, he finds the important takeaways without focusing on simply what’s “good” or “bad” with the film. The more important question is what do we do with it, now that it’s out there.
Can we take the themes that Aronofsky presents and use them as jumping off points to talk to each other about God in meaningful ways? The answer this time around is definitely yes.
So why can’t we all just get along? I’m sure you’ve seen the “Coexist” bumper sticker before (see the image above): each of the letters are formed to represent a religious or other ideological view. The implication is that these ideologies have not been doing a good job of peacefully coexisting, and that world would be better if we all just got along. Is that a fair interpretation of the message being communicated here? Isn’t this also the message expressed by my friend?
So much is being said in the apologetic community right now about bi-vocational “tent makers.” I agree with the sentiment over all, even if I have my own thoughts about it that may be unique.
We’ve been doing Tactical Faith for 3 years now and have worked with tons of speakers and lots of great people. We’ve seen all the sides: full-time, academic and bi-vocational. And, it’s no secret that these tent makers often go unnoticed, yet have fantastic things to say, and work to share with the church.
So, what does making a tent look like in the real world? Let me share a snapshot of Matt and Scott’s schedule last week: