After the Ascension: Christian Adaptation

I want to invite you to imagine that the Bible simply ended with Jesus’ Ascension. Jesus ascends and sits down in heaven. Imagine: that forty days after Easter, the disciples gather atop Matthew’s mountain. The Risen Christ speaks “peace be with you” and  shows them the wounds in his hands and side. Jesus shares a […]

Paul, Mar’s Hill, “Christian” Culture

When we moved to Tennessee, a friend said, “you must go to a UT football game- it’s like a religious experience!”  We tailgated and did the Vol walk, the band leading us in. It was fun. Now I grew up in Kentucky, and Big Blue Nation wears a lot of blue, you just notice the […]

Good News in Changing Times

A few years before my grandmother was born Thomas Edison ran the first direct current to 85 homes in New York City powering a total of 400 light bulbs.  She was a teenager when Ford first mass produced the Model T. She graduated the 9th grade, making her well-educated for a child of her era […]