Theology

In sermon and blog, preacher laments 'lily white' Jesus

In writing and in the pulpit, Baptist Pastor Susan Sparks argues that the church and Hollywood have done the world a disservice by depicting Jesus Christ as a white man, when in fact he was a Jew from Palestine.

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McAfee prof brings Baptist insights to Iranian talks

Rob Nash participated in an academic peace delegation to Iran, spending several days last month meeting with Iranian government, academic and religious leaders, often drawing on his Baptist faith to answer questions about religious liberty. 

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Rethinking the sacredness of marriage

It is not unusual for a celebrity’s short-term “hook up” to be considered a marriage, while a 35-year committed relationship between two persons of the same gender is not.

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‘Duck Dynasty’ and the struggle over Christianity

Recent controversy over a TV reality show is part of a battle that has been going on throughout Christian history.

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The spiritual test the church is failing

There is hope for forgiveness and racial reconciliation in this country. But if it’s going to happen, it will take courageous action from God’s church to change the tide.

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Practicing peace

Christmas celebrates a world that is better than it is.

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Not afraid of miracles

Miracles happen, because God is with us through everything.

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Liberal like Jesus

I want to be liberal like Jesus. How about you? 

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C.S. Lewis 'claimed by everyone'

Christian theologian's ability to write with clarity and imagination enamored millions and made difficult theological concepts accessible to the average Christian, experts say. Lewis died Nov. 22, 1963.

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Singing faith: Hymns both praise and teach

Church music is not just for worship. It also is a tool for teaching what a congregation believes.

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