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Always ‘In the Hunt’

An inspiring guest post by a writer I respect and enjoy reading - Timothy Dalrymple  * By Marta Hummel MossburgRowing is not a sport for our times. In an age where even the president thinks it’s OK to snap a selfie at a funeral, the concept of finding oneself through losing oneself is oxymoronic.But as rowers know, the transcendence that comes from pushing your legs and your back and your arms harder than you ever thought possible because you can’t let the person in front of you down an … [Read More...]

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Applying to Medical School at 54

I think my readers will find this article interesting - Timothy Dalrymple * By Ghent Lummis as told to Marta Hummel Mossburg “Ghent,” said my Guardian Angel at a recovery meeting, “I want you to become a doctor.”I was 50 and immediately reacted, saying, “I can’t become a doctor! It’s too late!” The Angel replied, “Ghent, you are still a young man and the world doesn’t have too many doctors.”It wasn’t the only time he had radically changed my life.The first time he … [Read More...]

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Michael Gerson: Looking Back on a Decade of PEPFAR

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. We are holding this conversation in collaboration with the ONE Campaign. Read more about the ONE Campaign and their work fighting extreme poverty and AIDS at their website — and read other perspectives from the Evangelical community here. * ONE Fellow Michael Gerson reflects on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, one of the greatest examples of bipartisanship, compromise a … [Read More...]

Faint Praise for PEPFAR

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Evangelical community here.   * By Warren Cole SmithWe have passed the 10-year mark for PEPFAR – the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.  The effort has so far spent more than $15-billion to help reduce AIDS, and given the size of t … [Read More...]

The American Church and Global AIDS over the Last Decade: An Untold Story

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. In collaboration with the ONE Campaign, the Evangelical Channel is focusing on evangelical responses to the AIDS crisis. Read other perspectives from the Evangelical community here.  By Tom WalshAs the AIDS crisis landed on Africa with its full, crushing weight in the 19 … [Read More...]

Daniel’s Story: Genesis of the US Government’s AIDS Relief in Africa

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. In collaboration with the ONE Campaign, the Evangelical Channel is focusing on evangelical responses to the AIDS crisis. Read other perspectives from the Evangelical community here.  By Jay Hein, author of The Quiet RevolutionDr. Joseph Mamlin had perfected the balance b … [Read More...]

My HIV+ Little Brother

Editors' Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. In collaboration with the ONE Campaign, the Evangelical Channel is focusing on evangelical responses to the AIDS crisis. Read other perspectives from the Evangelical community here.  *My little brother is HIV+.  My precious, joyful, kind-hearted 11-year-old little brot … [Read More...]

Christian Faith and the AIDS Crisis

Editors' Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. We are holding this conversation in collaboration with the ONE Campaign. Read more about the ONE Campaign and their work fighting extreme poverty and AIDS at their website -- and read other perspectives from the Evangelical community here. I'm grateful for the perspective of Pe … [Read More...]

The Rings of the Lord

By Robert CrosbyJesus had an inner circle. The Bible offers plenty of examples. As a matter of fact, he had several circles or rings of relationship around him.When the mother of James and John asked Jesus to allow her sons to enter one of those rings, he did not deny her request. However, he did ask them an important question: “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” (Matt. 2 … [Read More...]

Why Southern Baptists Quiesced and What to Do – Part 2

This is the second part of the article by Dr. Paige Patterson, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In light of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention I'm happy to share his thoughts on the future of America's largest Protestant denomination. The first part of the article is here.  * In Part 1 of this assessment, I alleged four things:First, a … [Read More...]

Why Southern Baptists Declined and What to Do

I was delighted to receive this article by Dr. Paige Patterson, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and in light of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention I'm eager to share these thoughts on the future of America's largest Protestant denomination. *The lugubrious prognostications about Baptist futures are known and experienced by all. … [Read More...]

Five Years at Patheos

Patheos is celebrating its fifth anniversary today (Monday), which has seen an outbreak of nostalgia and warm feelings across the site -- and especially from those of us who have been with it from the beginning. I had the great joy of joining the Patheos team well before the site went live in May of 2009. It's been an extraordinary adventure. I believe as firmly today as ever before in … [Read More...]

Bad Epistemology

By Mark Goldblatt“There is nothing new under the sun,” the author of Ecclesiastes assured us more than two millennia ago. Among the questions he glosses over, however, is how the sun got there in the first place. Which brings us to the Big Bang. In case you haven’t noticed, the origin of the world has been much in the news recently despite the fact, or perhaps because of the fact, tha … [Read More...]

Detroit Pastor Envisions an ‘Urban Turn’ in Christian Apologetics

By Joseph E. GorraDifferent images and ideas tend to populate the imagination of evangelical laity and pastors when they think about the ‘work of Christian apologetics.’ Maybe some mostly imagine people ‘winning arguments’ or ‘defeating objections’ to Christian faith. Or, still others may just predominately think of the work of leading personalities in apologetics (e.g., William Lane … [Read More...]

Remembering James R. Schlesinger

Hard-charging Cabinet member served three presidents, but conversion to Christianity mellowed him as he aged.By Warren Cole SmithNews of the death of James Schlesinger on Mar. 27 at age 85 was a mild shock to my system because of a brief but memorable meeting I had with him 35 years ago.In the fall of 1979 I took a break from my college career at the University of Georgia to … [Read More...]


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