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If It Weren’t for Jesus, I Might be Pro-Death Penalty Too
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

We dare not forget the story – of a God who so loved the world that Jesus was sent, not to condemn the world but to save it. We must not forget that much of the Bible was written by murderers who were given a ...

On Capital Punishment, Don’t Start with the Old Testament
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Mohler is a capable theologian and a thinker I respect. And I have many intelligent friends who support the death penalty. Yet, I think it is problematic for Christians to root their support of capital punishm ...

Southern Baptists Condemn Gay Scouts Policy but Won’t Force a Boycott
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Southern Baptists overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to stand with churches and families that drop ties with the Boy Scouts of America over its decision to allow openly gay Scouts, and urged the BSA to remove lead ...

Southern Baptist Will Not Vote on Name Change
Originally Posted: 02/27/2012 - 1:25am | Type: Blog

When Southern Baptists gather for their annual meeting this June, they will not be asked to create a new official name after top leaders decided it was not worth pursuing. When So ...

‘BUBBA’ and Other New Names Rejected by Southern Baptists
Originally Posted: 02/24/2012 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

As the Southern Baptist Convention recently weighed changing its name, denominational leaders were bombarded with suggestions. Hundreds of them. As the Southern Baptist Convention ...

Woody Allen and His Evangelical Fan Base (Yes, Really.)
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

Woody Allen, the iconic filmmaker, the quintessential agnostic Jewish New Yorker, has rabid fans in evangelical stalwarts Chuck Colson and Richard Land. Who knew? Michelle Boorste ...

Could a Decline in Numbers Bring New Hope to Southern Baptists?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Although I've never been a Southern Baptist, I have a special place in my heart for them. Although I've never been a Southern Baptist, I have a special place in my heart ...

We Need a Clean Energy Conversion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

We need a clean energy conversion.</p> We need a clean energy conversion. If civil rights was the key issue of the previous generation, I think clean energy is one o ...

The Author of Time's Report on Race and Megachurches: Interview with David Van Biema
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Racial reconciliation among evangelicals is one of those slippery topics that come and go based on which national leader is currently jazzed about it. Racial reconciliation among ...

Time's Report on Race and Megachurches: The Backstory
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<em>Time</em> magazine's Jan. Time magazine's Jan. 11 issue hit newsstands last week with a compelling teaser on its cover: "How Megachurches Are He ...

Conservative Evangelicals and Immigration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

A few weeks ago, I sat and listened attentively as a series of American religious leaders explained to several members of a <a href="http://www.faithandimmigration.org/blog/faith-leaders-testify-se ...

Remembering History's Evils
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I spent some time this summer visiting my parents in Taos, NM, and while doing all the touristy things there, I couldn't help but encounter stories of the history of the place that truly made me th ...

Jimmy Carter's Stand on Women in Church Leadership
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>An autographed photo of Jimmy Carter sits on our piano. A friend of ours wrote to Carter and told him that he was one of our sons' favorite presidents, and would he please send them a signed phot ...

Abortion Reduction Key to Common Ground
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, First, congratulations on your election as our 44 th president. I hope you know that there are tens of mil ...