By: Arthur Brown Franklin Graham's recent anti-Muslim Facebook post demonstrates paranoia, ignorance and fear to a degree that is almost unbelievable. He has lost sight of some of the central tenets of the faith he professes.
By: Jerrod Hugenot Diverse churches have many opportunities to become a stumbling block. The challenge is not to decide who is right or wrong, but whether or not they begin from a place of common ground.
By: Brian Kaylor Baptists from around the world, meeting in Africa for the Baptist World Congress, heard updates from those in western African nations impacted by last year's Ebola epidemic, which claimed more than 11,000 lives.
By: Larry Eubanks What's the role of a prophet? Whether they're from the pages of history or at work in our society today, a prophet doesn't accept the way things are but envisions a world where peace and justice reign.
By: Kevin Hagan If you want to be a leader who fulfills your promises and accomplishes tasks in line with the mission of your organization, then you must start with clarity. Here are three balancing acts every leader faces.
By: Brian Kaylor Speaking about interfaith dialogue, peacemaking, theological education and Christian tourism, Arab Baptists from Nazareth spoke about their ministries and hopes at the Baptist World Congress.
By: Guy Sayles When we play our lives for the approval of powerful and influential people, we end up saying and doing what we think they want us to say and do, rather than what we most deeply think and feel.
By: Chuck Summers At first glance, the Pando forest in Utah has some 47,000 trees, but it's actually one tree with a huge underground root system from which all the others spring up. It's a perfect picture of the church.
By: Brian Kaylor The general secretary of the Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda was honored during the Baptist World Congress for his human-rights efforts in the face of ethnic prejudice and genocide.
By: Drew Smith Our society is good at building walls to separate us from those not like us, but not all those walls are brick and mortar. We also erect non-physical walls to keep us from building authentic community.
By: Vickey Casey Knowledge is power in countries such as Mozambique and Uganda, but telling people they have rights is only half the battle. Making affordable legal services available is another challenge altogether.
By: Brian Kaylor South African musicians danced and sang as they welcomed Baptists from around 80 nations to the 21st Baptist World Congress in South Africa, held every five years by the Baptist World Alliance.
By: Vickey Casey Countless poor people all over the world need legal advice, advocacy and support but can't afford lawyers. Lawyers partnering with BMS World Mission are restoring balance to a system weighted against the poor.
By: Bryan Brock Lego buildings are fascinating structures. All those different-colored blocks connecting together to make one structure. But when it comes to church, we prefer everything and everyone to be the same.