A Baptist ethicist says flaws in America’s immigration system don’t rise to the level of a moral issue to justify the use of civil disobedience, but a Washington, D.C., pastor believes churches should do everything in their power to renounce language of criminality in the immigration debate.
We don’t very often read our Scriptures through the lens of the immigrant experience. We don’t talk about Father Abraham and Mother Sarai as immigrants or Ruth as a refugee, or Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as slaves of the empire. American Christians don’t talk about our holy book this way because we don’t have to.
Although church leaders often worry that switching from full-time to part-time clergy will lead to decline, congregations across the country are finding new vitality by reimagining the roles of clergy and laypeople.
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Why Baptist? It’s a question most often answered with why we aren’t “that kind of Baptist.” Yet what makes a Baptist a Baptist? In conjunction with its 2017 annual gathering, the Alliance of Baptists will hold a “Why Baptist?” event…
Melissa Leo stars in Netflix’s upcoming biopic of the contentious figure who was ridiculed and largely forgotten about, but who often talked sense.
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Lenten devotions from Passport, Inc. Journey to the Cross, the devotional series for Lent, returns to Passport, Inc.’s devotional website d365.org Ash Wednesday, March 1 through Sunday, April 23. This series features scripture, prayer, and meditative thoughts accompanied by gentle…
From American evangelicals to Russian Orthodox, they’re united against Islam. Is that enough to overcome all that divides them?
The nonviolent God of Jesus is incompatible with a God who makes a horrendous act of violence a divinely required act of atonement. Jesus didn’t die because God needed a sacrifice. Jesus died because the powers that be had him killed. He bore the suffering, hate and evil of the world. We are called to do the same.
A Baptist minister joined hundreds of interfaith clergy and community leaders in a Capitol Hill rally March 22 opposing the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act as legislation moved to an expected showdown vote on March 24.
Faced with mounting criticism for its decision to give a major award to the Rev. Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and one of the country’s best-known conservative Christian thinkers, Princeton Theological Seminary has reversed course.
I had the classic Texas Baptist starter package. I went to Carl’s shop to trade it in.
La versión en español está disponible aquí. This year has been an interesting one for me. Due to diverse speaking engagements or personal encounters with friends, I have learned about people’s passions and commitments to particular social issues. These interactions…
An English version is available here. Este año ha sido interesante para mí. Debido a diversos compromisos como conferencista o a encuentros personales con algunas amistades, he estado aprendiendo sobre asuntos/inquietudes que apasionan a la gente y que les llevan…