Bill Leonard

Bill Leonard

Bill Leonard is James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Church History and Baptist Studies at the School of Divinity, Wake Forest University. His "Can I Get a Witness?" column appears biweekly at ABPnews.com.

Ceremonial prayer

As an old-timey Baptist, I don’t put much stock in it.

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The Clansman

The shootings in Kansas during Holy Week make clear that an attitude of white supremacy endures.

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The War on Poverty: A young Baptist’s experience

As probably the first white person to work for blacks in Dallas County, Texas, my thinking was transformed in profound ways.

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‘All my ex’s...’

Who says moderate Baptists haven’t grown up?

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Millennials at hand

Those 18- to 33-year-olds present a challenge to churches, but they may be more religious than we — or they — think.

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Reserving the right

Might churches offer their own alternative “witness” on divisive cultural issues of marriage, race, sexuality and conscience? We’d better try.

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Sor Juana and the sounds of silence

Not speaking isn't the same as having nothing to say.

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A new bivocationalism

A new generation of ministers is taking a hard look at how to expand their witness in both the church and the public square.

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Emergency rooms

Emergency rooms remind us just how close we are to the people of the Bible, linked by inevitable mortality and ever-fragile common humanity.

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Numbering our days, applying our hearts

New Year’s ever reminds that life really is short.

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