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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Gay Christians exist: The LGBT issue, part 4

David Gushee

How even ardent traditionalists now (sometimes) acknowledge the existence of gay Christians.

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Martyrdom is for real martyrs

Bill Wilson

There is nearly always someone who has it worse than we do.

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We are not alone

Amy Butler

There’s significant power in having the courage to name the pain we carry.

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The changing shape of denominational tribes

John Chandler

In a word, it’s skinnier.

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