Issues of diversity are a hot button topic these days, both within the church and in broader society. The internet gives people from all walks of life a platform from which to voice their opinions and shape the surrounding culture in ways that weren’t imaginable just a few decades ago. Racial tensions in the U.S.…

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January 4 Today is the day I leave for Israel. It’s for a class as part of my pre-seminary studies and also a pilgrimage. I’m not as nervous as some classmates who’ve never been more than 200 miles from home because I’ve traveled internationally before both in and out of the Army. I signed up…

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Star Trek is often recognized for its diverse, strong, and nuanced cast of female characters. Women like Nyota Uhura, Captain Janeway, and Nurse Chapel are certainly inspiring role models for both men and women. A Star Trek subject that sometimes gets less discussion is its cast of incredibly talented and dedicated non-fictional women who helped…

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Recently me and my wife were driving home from a sort of “mini-vacation”. As we were headed back to beautiful Alabama, I noticed something a short distance off of the interstate – it was a very racy billboard for a local sports bar. It had a giant picture of a college-age girl wearing cutoff blue…

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