Author Archives: Tim

Rampant Racism in America and the Church

Racism is insidious whether blatant or cloaked in innocent-sounding phrases. Perhaps even more so with the latter.

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Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Hard Days: sometimes the victory is just getting out of bed

You got out of bed? Victory. You stayed in bed? Victory.

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Last Night My Wife Returned to Me

There’s a rightness to reunion with the right person.

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Yesterday’s Accusation: Tim Fall Is a Patriarchal Oppressor

Accusations can say more about where the accuser is coming from than what the accused has actually done sometimes.

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Oppression, Racism, Sexism, and the Pursuit of Social Justice: Following the Footsteps of Jesus

Oppression is real, and Jesus came to do something about it.

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Calling Me out for Having the Wrong Friends Online? Take a Hike

The family of God is huge, and includes people who express their faith much differently than I do.

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My Tenuous Connection With—and Deep Judicial Appreciation for—Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ginsburg’s death is a cause of grief for family and friends. Her life is a source of appreciation for all.

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Jesus Not Only Loves You; He Enjoys Your Company

You’re lovable and Jesus loves being with you.

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Why Do I Encourage Women? An Object Lesson With Aimee Byrd and Karen Swallow Prior

First it’s calling Karen Prior a far left feminist, then it’s saying Aimee Byrd has violated church polity. Shotgun approaches with an unloaded gun. Even when there’s nothing to support the criticisms, attacks on women still push them to the … Continue reading

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Why You and I Aren’t Productive in a Pandemic (Plus a Camel Joke)

I’m not getting done what I used to get easily done.

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