Theology

Amid wars, rumors of wars, Baptist leaders voice hope

Directors of the Alliance of Baptists have countered doomsday prophecies with a “Statement of Hope for a World in Crisis.”

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Wolfhart Pannenberg, R.I.P.

The influential theologian’s death Sept. 5 is a loss to Christian academia.

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Eyes wide open

Did Jesus learn something the day he encountered a Canaanite woman? Maybe.

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Vital Christianity: As I see it

An effort to describe vital Christianity in 12 key characteristics, beginning with passionate love of God and neighbor. 

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Southern Baptists say Holy Writ, not Hollywood, proves heaven is for real

Southern Baptists believe heaven is for real, but not because they saw it in a movie.

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Baylor prof questions popular views of heaven

Author and pop culture critic Greg Garrett ponders what it says about someone who believes heaven includes none of their enemies or is merely a continuation of life on earth.

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In sermon and blog, preacher laments 'lily white' Jesus

In writing and in the pulpit, Baptist Pastor Susan Sparks argues that the church and Hollywood have done the world a disservice by depicting Jesus Christ as a white man, when in fact he was a Jew from Palestine.

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McAfee prof brings Baptist insights to Iranian talks

Rob Nash participated in an academic peace delegation to Iran, spending several days last month meeting with Iranian government, academic and religious leaders, often drawing on his Baptist faith to answer questions about religious liberty. 

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Rethinking the sacredness of marriage

It is not unusual for a celebrity’s short-term “hook up” to be considered a marriage, while a 35-year committed relationship between two persons of the same gender is not.

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‘Duck Dynasty’ and the struggle over Christianity

Recent controversy over a TV reality show is part of a battle that has been going on throughout Christian history.

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