A week ago, Mark Wingfield wrote a viral blog post for Baptist News Global titled “Seven Things I’m Learning About Transgender Persons.” While conservatives have railed against school restroom policies for transgender students, Wingfield took a different tack.
CBF church models open attitude on NPR
National Public Radio featured a small Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church in Louisville, Ky., in a two-part series May 10 on the different ways U.S. evangelicals are responding to shifting attitudes about homosexuality and marriage in the United States. NPR’s Morning…
As U.S. attitudes change, some evangelicals dig in; others adapt
America’s culture war, waged in recent years over gender roles, sexuality and the definition of marriage, is increasingly being fought inside evangelical Christian circles.
Diane Rehm wants a national discussion of right to die
Diane Rehm always assumed she would die first because her husband’s family had such longevity on its side. But more than a decade after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Rehm’s husband, John, asked his doctor to help him die.
Missouri’s proposed religious freedom amendment sets old allies at odds
The battle over religious freedom and LGBT rights has moved from Arizona and Mississippi to Missouri.
Little Sisters get day in court
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments March 23 in combined cases to decide whether mandatory coverage of contraceptives under Obamacare violates the religious liberty of faith-based organizations that serve the public and hire non-adherents as employees. Charities including several…
‘The Seer:’ Wendell Berry and the vanishing beauty of small farms
A documentary on Wendell Berry which premiered this week at SXSW conveys the joys of living in a rural American community and the hellish changes to that manner of life wrought by massive industrialization.
How Martin Luther King Jr. predicted the decline of the church
So often the contemporary church is a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. So often it is an archdefender of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average…
When God changes His mind*
It wouldn’t be the first time, you know. If Fox News wants to see what “fair and balanced” looks like they should check out National Public Radio. You know the folks at the helm are left of center, but they…