Making grace, not punishment, the default setting

Amy Butler

People of faith ought to be the first to begin dismantling systems that keep us apart.

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Freezing temps create First World problems

Aileen Lawrimore

Privilege. We only notice when it’s absent.

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The spiritual practice of taking the next step

Jayne Davis

The trouble comes when we insist on the whole picture.

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‘Christ has no body but yours’

Molly T. Marshall

Baptists could profit by probing this rich metaphor more deeply.

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What do Jimmy Fallon, Ernie Banks and Pope Francis have in common?

Doyle Sager

It’s all about joy.

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Private school vouchers: The forbidden fruit

Kyle Henderson

They always come with strings attached.

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Killing Kelly: An open letter to Georgia's Christian citizens

David Gushee

An open letter to Georgia’s Christian citizens on the eve of a controversial scheduled execution.

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All politics is local? Forget it.

John Chandler

All politics is global. And so is all of congregational life.

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There’s no danger in raising questions

Starlette McNeill

Too often, the church is seen as allergic to them.

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Uncoerced faith remains a burning question

Bill Leonard

Some Baptists in the 17th century asserted that “not the gallows, nor the prisons, nor burning, nor banishing” can defend Christianity. We would do well to listen to them.

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Answering God’s call isn’t like choosing the right door

Amy Butler

Finding what we’re meant to do with our lives is a messy, gritty, beautiful, painful, scary walk through the desert.

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How can you love God but hate your neighbor? You can’t.

Scott Dickison

Before we can turn and tune our hearts to God, we must first turn and tune our hearts to each other.

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Six words to describe a life: Saints don’t know they are saints

Brett Younger

They don’t act like good people. They are good people.

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Religion’s week from hell

Molly T. Marshall

More urgent than ever is the need for a coherent and compassionate approach to the reality of living in a religiously plural world.

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Why I struggle with Ash Wednesday

Nora Lozano

If you find something uncomfortable, keep exploring it.

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