Christ is the key

By Jacqueline J. Holness   I love America. I love that our country is expansive enough that we can drive for days courtesy of our national highway system without traveling the breadth of our borders. I love that we are free to say whatever we want and to protest injustices.  I love that we are a […]

Choosing the whole gospel

By Jacqueline J. Holness   As I was driving and listening to a talk radio show, a caller accused American Christians of being “buffet Christians.” The host repeated the words, obviously pondering the term, and then laughed. As I continued my commute, I, too, began to ponder if what the caller said is true. While […]

Healings and health care reform

By Jacqueline J. Holness    When I was a student at the University of Georgia, I often saw a white street preacher perched on a wooden platform in the student center courtyard, wildly proclaiming the gospel. I had several reasons for not stopping to listen to what he had to say. My two main reasons […]

Church: what size is the right size?

By Jacqueline J. Holness    Americans seem to have a fascination with size—from our widening waistlines, to our penchant for Hummers on narrow city roads, to the McMansions that decorate suburbia from sea to shining sea. And the church is not immune to this cultural influence. Which is better—the small church, or the big church?  […]

The church and the prosperity gospel

Jacqueline J. Holness    Home to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a host of megachurches, Atlanta is known as America’s civil rights capital. While I attend a smaller church, I have visited some of Atlanta’s megachurches. Some I have visited are like my home church in regard to their presentation of the gospel. The […]