In Memory of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

When the news of Bishop Tutu’s death reached me, my mind went back to 1986 when Bishop Tutu honored me and Duke Chapel by a visit. The regional TV was eager to broadcast. Trouble was, Bishop Tutu was delayed in Atlanta while meeting with Coretta Scott King and so we started the service that night,Continue reading “In Memory of Archbishop Desmond Tutu”

The Conversationalist God

I recently shared this article with Ministry Matters where I talk about the language of the Christian faith. “The truth about God comes our way through God’s refusal to give up on divine/human colloquy and abandon us to soliloquy. For good reason is Jesus ‘The Word.’ Whoever said, ‘I’d rather see a sermon than hearContinue reading “The Conversationalist God”

Adult Forum with the Congregation at Duke University Chapel

I’m glad to be joining the Duke Chapel’s congregation for a conversation about my latest book, God Turned Toward Us. If you’d like to join the online crowd, you can use the link below to be a part of the conversation at 9:45am EST. See you there!

“Shaking the Gates of Hell” by John Archibald

Some of you may have already seen my review of John Archibald’s Shaking the Gates of Hell in The Christian Century. He’s also joined my good friend Jason Micheli on the Crackers and Grape Juice podcast to talk about his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. “Few of us preachers—particularly those in the Southeast, and especially those whoContinue reading ““Shaking the Gates of Hell” by John Archibald”