A Christianity united through ecumenism could bring guidance and healing to the cultural, political and environmental challenges confronting the U.S. and other nations, Baptist author and scholar Steven Harmon believes. The professor of historical theology at Gardner-Webb University School of…
Two days with the monks: Protestant envy, confusion and gratitude
Two days in a monastery is a gift, but so is realizing that you belong somewhere else.
Will we transcend our sectarian divides or continue to dismember the Body of Christ?
It is a grace to receive from the global community, especially as the Christian footprint is re-centering toward the global South and East. Those of us in the West and North should be in a listening posture.
A response: 5 things Orthodox Christians can learn from Protestants in the U.S.
Prioritizing open dialogue and mutual respect in the future will help move Orthodox and Protestant traditions toward the realization of Christ’s ultimate prayer for unity “that they may be one just as we are one” (John 17:22). With that hope in mind, I’ve listed 5 things Orthodox Christians can learn from Protestants.
5 things Protestant churches in the U.S. can learn from Eastern Orthodoxy
The difference in liturgical calendars at this season of the church year provides an opportunity to consider some lessons for American Protestantism from the Eastern Orthodox branch of Christendom.
Why all Christians, not just Baptists, are profoundly indebted to Glenn Hinson
A weekend of lectures on the life and teaching of Baptist historian E. Glenn Hinson prompts further reflection on Hinson’s contributions over six decades. These are just four of his many gifts to the Christian community.
Baptists among Benedictines: spending the first week of the new year at the Abbey
The first week of a new year, a group of Baptist seminary students and I will join the Benedictines at the Abbey for worship, contemplation and learning from Benedictine spirituality.
Be Baptist, but build bridges with all God’s people – Christian or not
The days of viewing our faith as the remaking of the world into our image are long past, thanks be to God. Our call is to find ways to work for the common good with the values Jesus instituted in the inbreaking Reign of God.
At heart of recent talks is key challenge: Can Baptists overlook infant baptism to join Methodists in ministry?
The aim of the ecumenical process was not to merge Baptists and Methodists into one large institution but to enable the two traditions to bring their different gifts to bear in a common way that benefits society.