The biggest losers

Many white Southerners suffer from a deep-seated identity crisis. Why?

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The day the bodybuilders met the Baptists

Do we lack an awareness of how we come across to those outside the church?

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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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Everyone had an opinion — except when they didn’t

After the Supreme Court’s ruling, some leaders seemed to try their best to make a statement without saying anything at all.

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Non-traditional marriage: Defying the statistics

Why did we stick together?

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The spiritual practice of stacking stones

Stacking stones claims ordinary moments of life for God and invites those who pass by to notice the holy ground on which they already stand.

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If you are able

Persons of good will want to see radical change in our land, yet wonder if it can really be transformed.

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Some new metrics, please

The old metrics measure the condition of the soil; they do not measure the fruit.

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Disappointed with church

It is easy to get so occupied that we miss opportunities.

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A final commentary on the day’s news

David Gushee’s last column as a regular BNG columnist covers four significant news stories of the moment: Charleston, Pope Francis on the environment, Baptists on gays and church decline.

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MACBF’s ‘net’ widens to include a full- time coordinator

A reminder that we’re valued.

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When fast makes us fat, dumb and tired

Trading the gift of Sabbath for “24/7.”

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Watershed moments

Why Magna Carta still matters 800 years later.

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Inappropriate disclosure or healthy vulnerability?

For ministers, the distinction can be a fine one.

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Learning to let grow

The work of the church takes time — but it’s worth the wait.

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Confessions of a seminary professor

Discarding position, prestige and publicity.

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Where is the fire?

A key question as schools and churches seek to kindle flames of renewal.

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A summer of Baptist fiestas

Continuing to work on God’s project of liberation, love, peace and justice.

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The role of a ‘declining’ church

When growth itself has become the mission, we’re not making disciples but seeking warm bodies.

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Betty’s Place

Finding the human in unexpected places.

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