The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the ways in which Americans relate to alcohol, and it might be threatening the legacy of America’s temperance movement. A recent report from NPR noted that alcohol sales have increased dramatically since the start of…
The Tennessee Baptist Convention on Wednesday passed a resolution strongly denouncing Critical Race Theory and intersectionality as “inconsistent with a biblical worldview and theology.” The statement puts Tennessee Baptists on record against a resolution passed by the Southern Baptist Convention in June endorsing theories from social sciences as “analytical tools subordinate to Scripture” to better understand social dynamics and human experience.
A Texas pastor is asking the Southern Baptist Convention to reject various forms of “social justice” philosophy, which he says are leading the denomination’s churches, schools and institutions away from the Bible on issues like abortion, homosexuality and the distribution of wealth.
In his formative years, my father encountered two religious options. One was forward-looking and optimistic, hoping for better days ahead; the other was nostalgic and pessimistic, resigned to the imminent end of the world. Like most North American Christians, my father was a product of both visions: one influenced his religion, the other his politics.