Oh Lord! You can’t say ‘Oh’ instead of ‘Lord’? (nature of language)

On the TV show ‘The Voice’ last night, the final 8 contestants did a rendition of the popular hymn  “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?”  The controversy came, not because they were singing a religious song but because the producers of the show changed a word - an important word.  They swapped out … Read more about Oh Lord! You can’t say ‘Oh’ instead of ‘Lord’? (nature of language)

The Silent White Guy and Invisible Black Women

A record number of people read the post yesterday “Beyonce and the Bigger Question”. I want to thank everyone who commented on the blog, FaceBook and Twitter for making the conversation so fruitful and constructive.  It is a difficult question and we certainly have an issue with race in our … Read more about The Silent White Guy and Invisible Black Women

Preferring the Past: Phyllis Tickle, Radical Orthodoxy and the Tea Party

There has a been an uproar this week over Phyllis Tickle’s closing comments at last weekend’s big emergent event in Memphis. It was a party to celebrate Phyllis and her book “Emergence Christianity”. Friend of the podcast, Julia Clawson (who was at the gathering) wrote an amazing reflection on … Read more about Preferring the Past: Phyllis Tickle, Radical Orthodoxy and the Tea Party

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