A Public Witness

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An e-newsletter from Word&Way covering faith, culture, & politics. Written by Brian Kaylor & Beau Underwood.
Created 05 May 2021
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  • Word&Way News: Nov. 19
    19 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Here’s the top news of the week from Word&Way. In addition to a piece on unsettling Advent, we also published at A Public Witness this week an essay considering the meaning of “one nation under God.” ...
  • Unsettling Advent
    18 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 3 0
    If you find yourself in Christchurch, England, this holiday season, you could experience a living Advent calendar. For the first 24 nights in December, a different musician, artist, or theatrical grou...
  • One Nation Under Michael Flynn’s God?
    16 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 4 0
    Michael Flynn hopes to see a revival in America. But the disgraced former Army lieutenant general and QAnon adherent’s vision seems a bit like something out of the book of Revelation. During a “Reawak...
  • Word&Way News: Nov. 12
    12 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Here’s the top news of the week from Word&Way. In addition to an analysis of the problematic rise of religious exemption claims that is free for anyone to read, paid subscribers to A Public Witness re...
  • When Christian Colleges Fail the Test
    11 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 6 4
    Kyle Lee was a man on a mission. The vice chair of the board of trustees at Southwest Baptist University, he felt empowered to ensure doctrinal integrity at the school in Bolivar, Missouri. Over the p...
  • Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Vaccine Exemptions
    09 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    Rev. Jackson Lahmeyer wants to help you get a religious exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. It’s as simple as 1-2-3. First, follow his Sheridan Church on social media. Second, make a donation t...
  • Word&Way News: Nov. 5
    05 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Here’s the top news of the week from Word&Way. In addition to an analysis of a constitutional amendment in Texas on religious services that is free for anyone to read, paid subscribers to A Public Wit...
  • On the Chopping Block
    04 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    “It is a plucky assemblage of overachievers that could barely cobble together a full starting pitching staff.” That backhanded compliment is how David Waldstein of the New York Times described the Atl...
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas
    02 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    “I want (a preacher) to read the Bible for two hours every night, and then we’ll drink and watch the girls dance.” That was the “church planting” goal of Jerry Colombo, a shady (now deceased) figure m...
  • Word&Way News: Oct. 29
    29 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Here’s the top news of the week from Word&Way. In addition to a look at lawsuits among Christians and a photo essay on beating guns into garden tools that are free for anyone to read, paid subscribers...
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