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Yerendi Roblero was 6 months old when her parents took the family across the U.S. border from their native Mexico. “I pretty much grew up here, ” said Roblero, 21, of Fredericksburg, Va. It’s why the threat to end special protections for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. since childhood concerns her and many others.
Many experts — including national health officials, ministers and domestic missionaries, health care chaplains and law enforcement officers — describe the epidemic as among the worst on record.
What would happen if megachurches mixed in some good news for the poor, a little “the least of these,” a little “blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God”? By columnist Alan Bean
The Spirit of the Lord has convicted me to shout from the mountaintop how God’s precious children are being devoured by the hatred and bigotry of those who have positioned themselves as the voice of God in America. By columnist Miguel De La Torre
Southern Baptist leaders have reached out in many ways to survivors of the rampage that killed 26 men, women and children last Sunday. Conspicuously absent is any suggestion that lives might have been saved by laws barring civilians from owning weapons designed to kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time.
Top leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention joined other evangelical leaders in a statement declaring homosexuality and transgender identity to be sinful and not something about which faithful Christians can agree to disagree.
For many churches, Operation Christmas Child is a well-established — and easy — expression of their compassion for the poor. Some congregations, however, are discovering better ways to engage the world’s impoverished.
A historic Baptist church in the nation’s capital has called a legally married lesbian couple as co-pastors.
You can subscribe to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity or you can subscribe to the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement, but you can’t subscribe to both. By opinion writer Jim Somerville
Americans agree that national identity is in trouble but clearly disagree on what that identity is or might be. Nowhere is that more evident than in faith communities. By columnist Bill Leonard