In church on Saturday

A visit to the National Civil Rights Museum takes an unexpected twist.

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Selfies

Millennials advocate radical freedom and that’s good. But the shadow side is the devaluing of community.

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What exactly is the issue? The LGBT issue, part 2

Historic Christian understandings of sexuality are being reevaluated due to evidence offered in the lives of those who do not fit the norm, together with associated research and mental health efforts. 

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Still challenged by wealth and poverty

Has the church scurried away from the poor or have poor people given up on the church and left it?

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Blessing the stressed out

Pastoral care, community and conversation can be lifelines for the stressed out among us.

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Dialogue — or monologue?

Sometimes what’s called “dialogue” feels like a concerted effort to change others’ views.

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The camp of the litmus-testers

Just when you think you know the lay of the land, the gospel invites you to love harder.

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What do we stand for?

Maybe we need to look at all of Scripture.

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The dead-end of revenge

The “fall to violence” could be the original sin.

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Navel gazing

Is the church too busy attending meetings and talking with itself?

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What’s in a name?

Instead of talking about a war on poverty, we need to be talking about solidarity with the poor.

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Reckoning with the children on our doorstep

When unaccompanied children show up at our front door, the Jesus question gets really simple.

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Starting a conversation: The LGBT Issue, part 1

Every generation has its hot-button issue. For us, it’s the “the LGBT issue.”

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Supreme Court ruling legalizes religious discrimination

The door is now cracked for most corporations, Christian-owned or otherwise, to impose a wide range of religious dogma upon America’s workforce.

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In HBO’s ‘The Leftovers,’ concept of Rapture gets secular treatment

The message seems to be, God is sitting this one out.

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A sense of the heart

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

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Hobby Lobby decision protects free exercise of religion but could boomerang

What the court gives, the court could take away.

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Counting the cost of government funding

When a church becomes dependent on the government, don’t expect much room to swing.

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The rearview mirror

Only when past negative experiences fade in size can new life begin.

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Justice blundered

The Hobby Lobby decision fails on human rights, theological and Baptist grounds.

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