Aimee Byrd

Inside the word. Outside the box.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been provoked by something on Twitter recently and tempted to respond with my own provocative tweet. I’m trying to do less of that. While there used to be lamentations that too many people can write whatever they want on a blog post and, besides, people aren’t reading …

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(I’m bringing in the caboose on our three part series. Todd started us off with What Is Not Happening, and Carl wrote Of Good Reputation With Those Outside.) Messy. Now there is a buzzword that will earn you some evangelical street cred. The currency is authenticity points. It’s now okay, no admirable, to share our …

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This is going to be a different kind of book review. Ruth Tucker’s Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife is different kind of book. It is a page turner autobiography about an educated, independent Christian woman who falls in love with the tall, handsome, charming guy who knew all the right answers at …

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Some church signs seem to have become equivalent to the placard signs homeowners proudly stake in their front yards, or the bumper stickers that accessorize motor vehicles with philosophical one-liners. I find many of them tacky (although some are amusing), and have dissected the theological implications of a few. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield spends a couple …

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“It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things; but to convert rebellious wills costs Him crucifixion.” C.S. Lewis This quote was given for part of the morning reflection before worship. So as I was sitting in my seat I was thinking about how often we try to be or think …

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Denny Burk, the new president of CBMW, has posted an update on his take-aways from the Trinity debate. I am encouraged to see some of the statements he made in that update, particularly how he affirms Nicene Trinitarianism, identifying with it “all the more fervently (and with greater clarity),” saying, “I believe in eternal generation, …

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My social media newsfeed lit up last night with a Christianity Today article covering the story that Lifeway has pulled bestselling author Jen Hatmaker’s books over her recent statement affirming homosexuality: The Southern Baptist chain stated Thursday that the author’s statements “contradict LifeWay’s doctrinal guidelines,” and it has discontinued selling her books in its 185 …

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