Weighing in on faith and life.
B.H. Carroll faculty members, students, and those who support its mission desire to create dialog and stoke critical thinking about important topics which relate to faith and life in this world. Below are posts from diverse authors, whose views contribute to the ongoing discussion of these areas. The positions of the authors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, its faculty, and its governors.
We often pray for God to “meet us in this place,” to “show up,” or “make yourself known.” Although we know He is with us, never left, and is continually making Himself known, we often forget and reduce Him down to finite conditions.
The calendar has turned over to 2023, and it is time for the obligatory look forward into the future of American Christianity.
Perhaps the real issue is that we are asking our leaders, especially our pastors, to do the wrong kinds of things. Perhaps we are depending on them for things they were never called to provide.
If you grew up in the church, you’re probably familiar with the children’s song, Jesus Loves Me. Could it be the little ones we sing of might not always be little children? Might little ones be anyone we would naturally dismiss by saying we don’t have time for them or their circumstances?
Wade Berry reflects on Grover Levy’s song “When We Fail Love” and reminds us that there is a God whose love will not fail us.
Wade Berry recaps his read of Tish Warren’s book “Prayer in the Night” and tackles the question, “In what, or in whom, are we trusting in order to be okay?”
Are you thinking about getting a DMin degree? If so, you won’t go it alone. Our DMin supervisors are experts in areas which align with your calling, passion, and project, and they’ll seek to serve you as advisor, mentor, and encourager.
What can we learn from a low gas tank and a lockdown at a museum? With a little perspective from 1 Peter, quite a bit.
How should a follower of Christ handle forgiveness? Paul wrote to the Ephesians about forgiveness. “Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Sounds like a checklist but it’s not.
Dr. Diane Langberg, a specialist in trauma and sexual abuse in the church, speaks at B. H. Carroll Theological Institute’s Frank and Pauline Patterson Fall Colloquy at University Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 14.