Protecting Christians and Yazidis: Elusive religious freedom

Bill Leonard

Barbarisms in the name of religion demand a response.

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Wars and rumors of … religion

Bill Leonard

With war comes bad religion, masquerading as authentic faith.

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Apocalyptic sex: Lest we forget

Bill Leonard

Christian history suggests the Church just can’t resolve the flesh/spirit dilemma, past or present.

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A sense of the heart

Bill Leonard

Religious experiences lead Christians to diverse, even disparate, actions in the world.

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Flower fights

Bill Leonard

Some Baptists are employing floral-based acronyms to articulate different conversion processes.

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Holy woman

Bill Leonard

Maya Angelou extended holiness to some would-be ministers who continue to lighten “heavy loads” in the church and the world.

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A meditation on inequality

Bill Leonard

What does the new Gilded Age mean for the church?

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Ceremonial prayer

Bill Leonard

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

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The Clansman

Bill Leonard

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

Bill Leonard

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...’

Bill Leonard

Who says moderate Baptists haven’t grown up?

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Millennials at hand

Bill Leonard

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

Bill Leonard

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

Bill Leonard

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

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A new bivocationalism

Bill Leonard

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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