If they are black

Bill Leonard

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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How traditionalists connect the biblical dots: The LGBT Issue, part 8

David Gushee

How traditionalists on the LGBT issue connect the biblical dots, and how not to argue against them.

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Texting and discipleship

John Chandler

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

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Missions and misconceptions

Brett Younger

“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

Amy Butler

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

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Learning from Mary

Molly T. Marshall

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

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

David Gushee

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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Protecting Christians and Yazidis: Elusive religious freedom

Bill Leonard

Barbarisms in the name of religion demand a response.

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The tears we need to shed

Bill Wilson

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

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

David Gushee

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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Closing the confidence gap

John Chandler

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

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Taking stock of mission endeavors

Amy Butler

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

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

Molly T. Marshall

… and the outcomes may be promising.

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Six options for the churches: The LGBT issue, part 5

David Gushee

Six options for how a church responds to the arrival of gay couples in its midst. 

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Wars and rumors of … religion

Bill Leonard

With war comes bad religion, masquerading as authentic faith.

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