Author Archives: Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor is preaching minister for The Journey: A New Generation Church of Christ in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Greg is author of several books including “Lay Down Your Guns: One Doctor’s Battle for Hope and Healing in Honduras” and “High Places: A Novel,” and has co-authored several books including “Daring Faith: Meeting Jesus in the Book of John,” the forthcoming release from Leafwood Publishers.

Listen, Read, Act on Contemporary Issues Like Immigration

I stopped listening so much to the political noise around contemporary issues and started doing three key things that I want to tell you about in this article. They are as simple as they are largely unpracticed. Ready for them? First, I started listening to people at the heart of the “issue.” I’ll…

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From Judginess to Fruitfulness: When to Speak Out and When to Remain Silent

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about when, where, and how to speak out about social issues such as immigration, race, and religion in public discourse. Do I say something from the pulpit or does that make it a bully pulpit? Do I post stuff and fight the futile battle for moral high…

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Are You Joking?

An 80-year-old man with 20/20 vision played golf with a foursome one day. One man hit the ball so far he asked the old man if he’d seen the ball land. “Yep, I’ve spotted the ball,” the old man said. “Okay, where is it?” the man asked impatiently. The old man with 20/20…

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Can You Forgive Jesus?

Recently a homeless man came to our church office asking for prayers. From another city, the man had traveled to get treatment at a reputable cancer hospital. He had taken the bus, was staying at shelter, and had looked up our church on the internet. I’ll call the man Joe. Joe had many…

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Sometimes I Hate You, but I’m Glad We’re Still Happily Married

Charlie Shedd once said he found a note on the fridge after a particularly contentious argument with his wife. The note read, “Dear Charlie, I hate you. Love Martha.” Covenant love forms in us something inexplicably beautiful and paradoxically difficult. I saw something like that recently at a wedding, where some of the…

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