Empty, Alone, and Doing the Right Thing Picture this for a moment: you’re running down a dark alley. There are towering high-rise apartments on each side of you, and debris is falling from above. There are elephant-sized tears welling up and running across your face like a window in the middle of a rainstorm. Up … Continue reading How I Almost Lost My Faith—and How I Found It Again
Author: Noah Sanders
The Unforgettable Jesus
It's October of last year. The trees of Ouachita Baptist University are in color, and I am having the time of my life. I am wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt to every class. My earbuds never leave my ears, and things could not go any better, except when my schedule tells me I have to … Continue reading The Unforgettable Jesus
The First Love Get-Back: Ephesus, Evangelicals, and the Players of the Church Game
What did it take to foil a church, sever a culture in two, and frame the message of Jesus, turning it into something to manipulate others for material gain? Was it fundamentalist legalism? Baby boomers? Abusive church leaders? Donald Trump? Nancy Pelosi? The gender revolution? We could journey through the prior decades and gives scores … Continue reading The First Love Get-Back: Ephesus, Evangelicals, and the Players of the Church Game
Where, Who, and Why is the Church?
In his 2012 book The Righteous Mind, Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt said that religion was a product of evolution in the mind of man with the hope and intent of greater social and community connection. That means religions like Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity were only developed as an outflow of man’s evolving mind hoping to come closer … Continue reading Where, Who, and Why is the Church?
Can’t We All Just Get Along? An Approach for the Kingdom of God
The fireworks have been swept up from the driveway. The Fourth of July is behind us, and Americans have returned to their daily lives walking divided, polarized, and disunified, stuck to their screens only to be more disillusioned by the enemies of their public and private lives. Think of the new hotshot hire vying for … Continue reading Can’t We All Just Get Along? An Approach for the Kingdom of God