Smuggling and trafficking: What are our responsibilities?

Too often society turns a blind eye and does not want to be involved.

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Bumper sticker theology

In some symbols, we may create a monster we will live to regret.

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God’s gonna trouble the water

Our lives are haunted by our baptisms.

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If they are black

It may be less immediately important that our churches be integrated than that we recommit ourselves to listening to one another.

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Missing Gwen

Searching for the grave of a friend, a Baptist leader realizes that more than a tombstone is missing.

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‘Jesus is my savior, but I’m a killer!’

There are plenty of mentally unstable people with bizarre opinions afoot in the land, and they seem to be attracted to authoritarian institutions such as law enforcement and the military.

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Should Christians fear being ‘on the wrong side of history?’

The drift of history does not decide truth.

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Parenting cheat notes for a great school year

A few sanity-savers for the new school year.

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Texting and discipleship

Another example of the “log and speck” problem highlighted by Jesus.

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Let’s do something about race in America

Christians can — and must — do more to improve race relations in America.

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Missions and misconceptions

“Sharing” the gospel is more than sending missionaries. It’s also about receiving a witness from Christians in other places.

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Eyes wide open

Did Jesus learn something the day he encountered a Canaanite woman? Maybe.

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Ice bucket do-gooders

What can church leaders learn from Ice Bucket Challenge?

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Freely chosen

We need to cultivate spaces of conversation that allow people, without coercion, to discover the God who is there.

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Learning from Mary

Too often our theology nearly eclipses this courageous mother of Jesus.

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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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