Bill Leonard

Bill Leonard

Bill Leonard is James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Church History and Baptist Studies at the School of Divinity, Wake Forest University.

Contrary consciences

The religious pluralism that alarmed John Cotton (and Franklin Graham?) and which Roger Williams anticipated, has overtaken us.

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Dunn deals

Memories of a Baptist preacher, professor, ethicist, religious liberty advocate, prophet and relentless pain in the American religious and political establishment.

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The irony of it all

The past few weeks reflect the “incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.”

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Watershed moments

Why Magna Carta still matters 800 years later.

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Learning to pray — again

Six “prayer-full” lessons.

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Callings

Taking the gospel into the streets may bring rapid transformation, but often healing is a long time coming.

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Sifting the conscience

Almost 230 years after the Constitution was adopted, a “more Perfect Union” remains beyond our grasp.

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Surrogates of the gospel

The foolishness of preaching and the wisdom of (some) preachers.

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Sex and religious liberty: 2015 and 1645

The more things change ...

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At Lent: Sin, evil and us

To believe that God acted in Jesus to redeem us is the great hope and gamble of Christian faith.

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