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Tom Goodman is the author of The Anchor Course, an introduction to Christianity for individuals and small groups (www.anchorcourse.org). He is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, and he holds a doctorate from New Orleans Seminary. He has served as pastor in Louisiana, north Texas, and overseas in Grand Cayman before becoming the pastor of Hillcrest Church in Austin, Texas. Diane and Tom have been married since their days at Baylor University, and they have two sons, Michael and Stephen. Tom enjoys scuba diving, watching the latest Netflix DVD with Diane, and chasing mis-hit golf balls.

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01/18/2016

What Does It Mean to "Remain" In Jesus?

Jesus expected us to "abide" in him; a reader asks how to do this
11/23/2015

From Gratitude to God

She felt an overwhelming sense of what could only be described as gratitude, and for her that implied a Giver. It led her on a search for someone ...
11/14/2015

The Paris Attacks: Imagine No Religion?

John Lennon's "Imagine" is a popular response to the Paris attacks. Here's the problem with the "religion-is-the-problem" response.
09/04/2015

The Significance of Sex

Why limit the wonderful gift of sex to a husband and wife within the bond of marriage?
07/15/2015

Maybe “An American” but not “An American Tolkien”

"A Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings" were each built on two very different worldviews.
07/03/2015

Sweet Tea for the Soul

Discipleship is a matter of "reckoning" our union with Christ to be true
07/03/2015

"Tempting as it is to dismiss the malleability of sexual orientation, resist ...

William Saletan comes close to describing what Christians call discipleship.
06/16/2015

What Does the Bible Say About Mental Illness?

The popular assumption is that ancient people attributed mental illness to the supernatural until science set them right. Is this a fair assessment...
05/11/2015

"We Must Have Thee, O Jesus of the Scars"

What the crucifixion of Christ can teach us about God in the midst of a broken world.
04/25/2015

"We admit, however covertly, the existence of transcendent values"

Review of Luc Ferry's "A Brief History of Thought"
03/14/2015

Sustaining During Suffering By Focusing on the Beloved

No matter how neatly we arrange our worldview, suffering scrambles it. Focusing on the Beloved can help.
03/03/2015

An Interfaith Discussion

On Jan. 19, 2015, members of the Austin interfaith community gathered at the King Seabrook Chapel at Huston-Tillotson University for the discussion...
03/01/2015

The Perceived Irrelevance of Christianity's Intellectual History

Philosopher and author Luc Ferry says that for years he knew "more or less nothing about the intellectual history of Christianity"
03/01/2015

That's Scripture?

In "12 Years a Slave" the Bible is quoted by every character, not just slave owners. The Bible may be mismanaged by fallible humans for a time, but...
03/01/2015

The Nûn and the Nones

In one part of the world people identify with the convenient label “None” while in another part of the world people accept the costly label “Nûn.”
03/01/2015

Agents for Peace in a Diverse World

The more we “get” the gospel, the better we can live and work with those who don’t accept our claims

Tom Goodman shared Tom Goodman's post Sustaining During Suffering By Focusing on the Beloved

No matter how neatly we arrange our worldview, suffering scrambles it. Focusing on the Beloved can help.