I will never get over you. How could I?
When I pulled up to that gray building next to a poor excuse for a park, it was one big trust fall for this Southern boy. I wasn’t sure I had the chops to survive here, so I promised everyone I’d stay 8 months and not a day longer.
I’ve been thinking a lot about doubt lately—what it is, why we resist it, and whether it is actually a gift to people of faith. If you’re in the midst of a faith crisis, check out my interview with Austin Fischer, pastor and author of Faith in the Shadows.Read More
Everyone in “religion” has heard of (and has an opinion of) Jonathan Merritt. Jonathan is one of America's most prolific religion and culture writers. I’ve known Jonathan for a long time and I consider him a friend. In this two-part series, we talk about his new book Learning to Speak God from Scratch, plus a few other topics. Read more…Read More
America’s largest Protestant denomination has seen better days. Last week, an investigation of the Southern Baptist Convention by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News reported more than 700 cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by nearly 400 church leaders going back to 1998. Read More…
Jonathan explains why he is experiencing so much anxiety and gives away some of his favorite things.Read More
A sneak peek into Jonathan's creative process, plus an exclusive giveaway of one of his favorite things.Read More
A sneak peek into Jonathan's writing process and an exclusive giveaway of one of his favorite items.Read More
An ancient personality typing system called the Enneagram has recently developed a cult following among the religious in America.Read More
It was immediately clear that change was afoot in Dallas. I’ve attended the annual gatherings of the Southern Baptist Convention dozens of times, but walking around the convention center this week, I was struck by how unfamiliar it all felt.Read More
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s embattled president, Paige Patterson, was relieved of his duties following more than 13 hours of deliberation by the school’s board of trustees.Read More
It’s been a century and a half since the American Civil War ended, but according to Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, the slaveholder religion of that era has quietly persisted until today. But to understand this development, a history lesson is in order.Read More
In just two weeks, Paige Patterson has done what none could have predicted: He’s given America’s largest Protestant denomination two black eyes.Read More