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This Small Town has a Brighter Future,  Thanks to Grants and a WWII Hometown Hero

This Small Town has a Brighter Future, Thanks to Grants and a WWII Hometown Hero

From Mark Bennett, Tribune-Star: Even as the pandemic has strained already-worn small towns, there is a brighter future for Dana, Indiana, thanks to generous grants and the return of the annual festival honoring its hometown hero, Ernie Pyle. Read the full piece here.

Why Strong Women Stand Up for All Women

My latest interview with Dr. C. Welton Gaddy of State of Belief radio on the theology of gender roles, complementarianism, and where Christian celebrity Beth Moore falls shorts in her “ministry” to women. Listen here.

An Open Letter to Beth Moore

Why Beth Moore’s recent apology for complementarianism reeks of complementarianism.

Drop: Christian Century Essay Content Winner

I’m honored to have been selected as a Drop: Christian Century Essay contest winner. Read the full essay here. I was a toddler when I began working the assembly line in my father’s western Indiana drug trafficking business. We sorted and stuffed kilos into the fiberglass 

‘Breaking Good’ in Rural America

‘Breaking Good’ in Rural America

Two decades into the 21st century, J. Dana Trent believes that small town churches can collaborate and pool resources to tackle the growing problems rural children face when poverty, addictions and mental illness hit their homes.

How a Small Town’s Community Center Will Have a Big Impact

How a Small Town’s Community Center Will Have a Big Impact

Like other small-town communities, Dana in Vermillion County is trying keep the community vibrant after the loss of population and jobs.