Assuming the posture of exile is difficult and lonely. But could it be that the church’s loss of standing in American society is an opportunity to trust in God rather than in our privileged position?
Why infant baptism won’t impede Baptist-Methodist cooperation in Texas
“But with this kind of dialogue we are not going to see change in the next two weeks. It’s a long-look strategy. You have to keep pushing forward.”
BWA fund-raiser takes job with HarperCollins
A lead fund-raiser for the Baptist World Alliance is stepping down after seven months on the job to become a vice president in a Christian publishing firm.
Religion Notes: Faith-based groups take on religious freedom, clergy health and shoes for asylum seekers
New BWA position oversees evangelism, religious freedom The Baptist World Alliance has created a new position tasked with helping develop evangelism and missions. BWA also announced that the full-time position — called director of integral mission — includes “providing administrative…
How churches that don’t think they are anti-Semitic promote anti-Semitism
The church has not just been on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of Christianity. Anti-Semitism is by definition a repudiation of Christianity as well as of Judaism, and an enemy of pluralism and democracy.
U.S. Baptist leaders urge protection for pastors who testified about religious freedom in Burma
Fear that two pastors who testified at last month’s State Department Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom might face arrest on their return to Myanmar prompted letters of concern from Baptist leaders in the United States.
Baptist World Alliance supports ‘equal space’ for women in church leadership
During a recent meeting in the Bahamas, the General Council of the Baptist World Alliance issued a strongly worded resolution calling on global Baptists to repent of teachings, language and practices that are harmful to women.
I’m on a mission to rid the world of theological malarkey
I recently used the term “theological malarkey” in response to a question related to Trinitarian theology. That has inspired me to call out a few other forms of theological malarkey in American religion today.
Retired BWA leader Denton Lotz dead at 80
Denton Lotz, who led the Baptist World Alliance through some of its most challenging years, died April 23 at age 80