Some appear to be open to establishing a pattern whereby even egregious moral failure is a price worth paying for political and cultural power; one need not seek actual goodness, but only not to exceed the badness of one’s opponents.
Baptist churches in the Texas towns of Daingerfield and Sutherland Springs have become sister congregations, linked by eerily similar attacks 37 years apart.
Recent allegations against the aspiring Alabama senator fit a long and complicated history of religious debates about sex.
When last we visited Republican meddling with the Johnson Amendment, it was (according to me) much ado about very little. With passage of the tax bill in the House of Representatives, it has turned into something serious.
Atheists assert that Christians equate being good with religious faith. Thus when a Christian behaves badly, others cry: “Call yourself a Christian?” But this is wrongheaded. Any criticism of Christianity must surely come from the other direction.
A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at a Methodist church in east Tennessee on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said.
It is an ambitious attempt to appeal simultaneously to people of deep faith and no faith, and to stand out amid the impressive constellation of museums in Washington.
When Pope Francis visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, later this month, his visit will come at one of the most contentious periods of the country’s history.
Chicas is undocumented, and since late June, Durham’s School for Conversion, a religious education center on the property of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, has provided him with cover from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
The most likely result of current tax reform legislation represents an assault on commonsensical notions of justice in general and on biblical faith in particular. Scripture is obsessed with the status of those excluded from the table of earth’s bounty.
Roy Moore was not on the official agenda as 800 Southern Baptists met for the annual Alabama Baptist Convention. But many people were talking about Moore, a Southern Baptist and U.S. Senate candidate.
Baptist leaders must use their voices, their platforms and their pulpits to call for an end of harassment and abuse. We must clearly and specifically identify the abuses we have seen and heard about and name those abuses as sin.
I am convinced that “evangelical” no longer means what it once did. And for the Jesus-following religious people it’s supposed to describe, it’s doing more harm than good.
Pastor Ernie Richards has avoided the anti-gay rhetoric of some other religious leaders. Pastor Charles Worley, well … hasn’t. Richards preaches at Providence Baptist Church in Vale, N.C. Worley preaches at Providence Road Baptist Church, in nearby Maiden, N.C.