A plea for empathy — putting ourselves in another’s shoes — is so often what’s missing from conversations about immigration.

Published in Columns

Meaningful transformation in the United States will require a willingness to “change the narrative” of race and justice, author and criminal justice reform advocate Bryan Stevenson says.

Published in Social Issues

CBF theologian-in-residence David Gushee sees an opportunity to revive a social witness weakened by Southern Baptist Convention controversy in the last century.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 23 June 2014 20:21

Vital Christianity: As I see it

An effort to describe vital Christianity in 12 key characteristics, beginning with passionate love of God and neighbor. 

Clergy say the Smarter Sentencing Act, poised for vote in the Senate, would alleviate dangerous prison overcrowding and racial disparity in incarceration.

Published in Social Issues

Youth minister Kent McKeever, also an attorney who represents indigent clients in Waco, Texas, is wearing an orange prison jumpsuit for Lent to draw attention to disparities in the sentencing of the poor and minorities.

Published in People
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:06

Trial date nears in slain pastor lawsuit

A long-running lawsuit stemming from the 2009 shooting death of a Baptist pastor caught in a botched drug arrest is finally headed to trial.

Published in People
Friday, 08 November 2013 10:39

Keep the gov'mint in our bizness

Do opponents of “big government” really believe that if taxes were returned to the taxpayers they would be funneled miraculously to private agencies to address social needs?

Published in Commentaries
Friday, 11 October 2013 13:07

Who owns the land?

The idea that landowners have exclusive rights to do whatever they want with their property is a far cry from the land stewardship modeled in Scripture.

Published in Commentaries
Friday, 04 October 2013 12:23

The pastoral prophetic edge

The pastor’s prophetic witness isn’t always obvious or dramatic, but it is real.

Published in Commentaries
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