Tag: Research


Happy First Anniversary Ministerial Life

A year ago, I was a newly-unemployed, underfunded doctoral student and minister with a bit of a chip on my shoulder and some extra time on my hands.  In my attempt to survive with no real income, I made the decision to start two businesses: Steps Toward Change Research Group and Ministerial Life. While Steps Toward Change Research Group was… Read more →


Petty Academics

A few days ago, I had a bit of a startling reality check when I received a Facebook message from one of my former classmates from Temple.  The message contained a pdf attachment of the recently defended dissertation of another of our classmates.  I read the title and immediately became angry because his research was pretty similar to mine. For… Read more →


Since it’s Friday the 13th, I figured that I couldn’t let this day go by without touching the topic of superstitions.  In a lot of ways, I see superstitions as belief systems that challenge the notion of the sovereignty of God.  They are sets of rules that people tend to follow without being cognizant of God’s ability to override them. … Read more →