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.

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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Secularism rising: How should Christians respond?

What lessons might American Christians learn from this burgeoning cultural phenomenon?

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Uncoerced faith remains a burning question

Some Baptists in the 17th century asserted that “not the gallows, nor the prisons, nor burning, nor banishing” can defend Christianity. We would do well to listen to them.

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Salvation and shape notes

The music put theology in the mouths of generations of folks who may never have connected with theological concepts.

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Critiquing Islam — and ourselves

Before condemning another religion for inherent violence, we need to look at our own.

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Tasting the Kingdom

An experience at a congregation whose “liturgy may be blown away by the Spirit at any moment.”

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