The latest from our readers: • We ungraduated BTSR alums wonder: Won’t you be our neighbor? | Chris Crowley, Richmond, Virginia
As an ungraduated BTSR alum, at the moment, I am relating to the man in the ditch from the parable of the Good Samaritan.
It amazes me to hear people talk about immigration reform when they have never met an immigrant. Until we stop seeing immigration as a problem and start seeing immigrant people, whether documented or undocumented, as persons created in the image of God, we will never do what is right.
Firearm violence is more than a national problem; it a national disgrace that increasingly defines our national identity, our common humanity and our ‘witness’ in the world. If history is any indication, little or nothing will change in the land of the free and the home of the targeted.
In these first days of grief following the announcement that BTSR will close, many of us are asking difficult questions. One of them is this: Are we willing to envision a new covenant between our churches, our current ministers, our theological schools and those whom God is calling into ministry now and in the future?
My participation with clergy colleagues and others in a racial reconciliation group has led to treasured friendships, deeper understanding and united action.
The latest from our readers: • Throwing in the Towel on BTSR | Melissa Fallen, Midlothian, Virginia
As an alumna and former employee of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, my grief is deep today.
When informed Christians ponder devastation from climate change that could affect millions – if not billions – of people for generations to come, it’s easy to lose hope for the future. But our actions still matter. We must not give up.