The Botham Jean Case, Race, Justice, and Faith

by Alexei Laushkin The case of Botham Jean has been on my mind and something I’ve tracked since the killing took place. Botham Jean was a worship leader at the Dallas West Church of Christ. Here was a young man pursuing Jesus and leading and contributing to the people of God. His unjust death on September 6 2018 was a shock … More The Botham Jean Case, Race, Justice, and Faith

Living in Exodus

by Alexei Laushkin The Exodus is a pivotal moment for the people of God. They are rescued from Egypt, where their lives were filled with slavery, toil, and oppression and they make it to the desert on the way to the promised land. And what do they encounter? They encounter their hearts which are filled with self-slavery, … More Living in Exodus

Grounded Faith Formation

Christian spiritual formation can take on an other-worldly emphasis from time to time. The evangelical American subculture (true for Catholics as well) is filled with retreat centers and other places where participants are invited to come away from their day to day life and spend time with God. In and of itself these centers of rest … More Grounded Faith Formation