Resources by Daniel McCoy:
5 Bible Moms to Make You Feel Amazing & Terrible You will find this article relevant to you if . . . A. You are a mother B. You will someday be a mother C. You have/had a mother D. You need to write a sermon for Mother’s Day As for D, can we just admit that there’s usually a huge difference between Mother’s Day... Daniel McCoy
Do Prayers Work in a Pandemic? According to cage-rattling atheist Dan Barker, the answer is no. In an article called “The Coronavirus Proves that the Christian God Does Not Exist,” Barker writes, “It’s simple logic. The Christian god promises to answer prayer. Prayers to this god are not answered. Therefore, the Christian god does not exist.” You might have rolled your...
Biden, Trump, and Other Urgent Things That Come Up “But I thought you said you would [fill-in-the-blank].” “Something important came up. It was [fill-in-the-blank]. Sorry.” Throughout life, you’ll fill in these blanks. And when you look at what you’ve filled in, you come to understand what people really value. *** Psalm 14 offends me. Well, first it offends atheists. But just in the middle... Daniel McCoy
4 Takeaways from LGBTQ Documentary Do you know Guy? If you know him, you wonder how someone with that big a smile could have gone through that much hurt. As you watch the documentary Finding Guy, you’ll see a smile that starts out hiding tragedy and shame. But now that big smile shows hard-won joy. How so? It’s because after... Daniel McCoy
This Easter Reminds Me of Another Easter We’ve never experienced an Easter like this one, have we? Actually, the church has. Think back to the very first Easter. The disciples did not start the day belting out Sandi Patty’s “Was It a Morning like This?” Rather, they started out the day in the same mood they were in the previous day, Saturday....
Confronting Coronavirus with a Dozen Contradictory Emotions It’s not surprising that our nation doesn’t know quite what to think about the pandemic that is upon us. There are as many variables as you’ll find on a typical March Madness bracket. There’s the matchup between Fox and CNN. Numerous stats and graphs are competing for attention. Should we, for example, pay more attention... Daniel McCoy
God, Chaos, and the Nashville Tornado Many of us awoke on Tuesday, March 3, to news that storms had killed numerous people in middle Tennessee. Among the devastation which hit four counties was a tornado that mowed over parts of Nashville. It’s frightening enough to wake to news like that. But let’s not forget that some Tennesseans were awakened in the... Daniel McCoy
Why Rhett & Link’s Deconversion Feels So Right Popular YouTubers Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal have publicly announced that they have left Christianity and landed in agnosticism. Their deconversions are especially noteworthy given how publicly the two had once been with their Christian faith (e.g., missionaries for CRU, featured in Phil Vischer’s What’s in the Bible?). It’s also noteworthy that Rhett and Link... Daniel McCoy
How Progressivism Refuels Progressive Christianity has discovered its source of renewable energy. Let’s start with a parable. Let’s say that a thousand years ago, a monastery in central Italy began to experience a divide. On arriving, young recruits who had counted the cost soberly took the vows and entered monastic life. Even though they were leaving the comforts... Daniel McCoy
The Iowa Caucus Delay: A Portrait of Theological Progressivism As I write this, my state of Iowa turns cold again. The weekend got as high as the 50s, but as of today, this week is settling back into highs in the 20s. The turn of the weather matches the nation’s mood toward Iowa right now. Here’s why: For the presidential election, the Iowa Caucus... Daniel McCoy
Kobe, Shaq, & Learning from Loss Shaquille O’Neal could teach classes on many subjects: basketball, recording artistry, investments, and sports analysis. Yet in a recent interview following the untimely death of former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant, Shaq taught a 5-minute master class on discerning what is truly valuable. On January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter were among nine... Daniel McCoy
Aaron Rodgers: Sacked by More than Doubt The Green Bay Packers might have lost the spotlight to the 49ers when San Francisco beat them on January 19 to advance to Super Bowl LIV. But it was not long before the spotlight made its way back to Green Bay’s quarterback Aaron Rodgers, regarding his comments upon losing his religion. In an episode on... Daniel McCoy