That’s between me and God (and God ain’t talking)

Some people would rather hide behind God than lie.

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Communities, borders and ‘persons of peace’

Time for Christians to model a new way of engaging.

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The speck is also the log

Our trouble isn’t that we’re ignorant of the issues besieging our world; it’s that many of us attribute them to the color of someone’s skin.

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Exploring RFRA in light of Hobby Lobby’s narrow victory

We have too much invested in RFRA to allow one decision to prompt an emasculation of that important protection for religious liberty.

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Jesus and brain science agree

Money kills empathy.

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Biblical inspiration, human interpretation: The LGBT issue, part 7

Taking biblical inspiration and authority seriously also requires humbly acknowledging a long history of Christian fights over “what the Bible says.”

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The death of Mrs. Doubtfire

Keeping the hope within and the despair without.

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Protecting Christians and Yazidis: Elusive religious freedom

Barbarisms in the name of religion demand a response.

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Robin Williams and the church

How can we create a hospitable culture for those in anguish?

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The tears we need to shed

Many conflicts in congregations are at least partially due to our loss of wonder at God’s grace and love.

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Time for the church to respond to the mental health crisis

With the apparent suicide of actor Robin Williams, mental health is again on the front burner. The church needs to be there, too.

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Standing up for religious liberty in Burma

The Burmese government is going where it ought not in matters of faith and conscience.

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Closing the confidence gap

The glass ceiling for women in Baptist life may have much to do with self-confidence. That needs to change.

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Loving the person in front of you

We may be asking the wrong question.

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God is (still) waiting

More Baptist churches are calling women as pastors, but the gender gap remains large.

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If this is where you get off the bus: The LGBT issue, part 6

If this is where you get off the bus on this journey through the LGBT issue, here are seven things you and all of us can do. 

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The past ain’t what it used to be

A freely chosen Sabbath can remind us God is God but an enforced one only breeds hypocrisy.

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Taking stock of mission endeavors

Compelling programming that makes a meaningful impact in the world draws people in. But what about when it doesn’t?

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Blessed are the barely there

The world needs more people with a white-knuckle grasp on redemption in the midst of chaos and pain.

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A Buddhist, a Jew and a Christian walk into a room …

… and the outcomes may be promising.

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