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Even churches on the progressive end of the Baptist spectrum, who are open to the LGBTQ community being members, still prefer that their welcoming stance and support of same-sex marriage aren’t too widely broadcast. […] Read More

The number of countries with significant government restrictions on religious liberty declined slightly in 2017, even as the number of nations with high levels of social hostility toward religion increased, a study says. […] Read More

In America’s current immigration environment, how do we see the strangers around us? The ones who don’t look or act like us. We need a spiritual awakening about the “strangers” in our midst. Jesus demands a better America. […] Read More

How should we react to the president’s racist tweets? Repeatedly, we discover Jesus combating myopic and hateful attitudes. Through words and actions, Jesus offers an example of how to conqueror bigotry, xenophobia and racism. […] Read More

When churches reach out for recommendations for pastoral candidates, certain candidates are recommended while others are not. It’s a system that disadvantages women and LGBTQ ministers. […] Read More

More than two-thirds of U.S. adults believe hate speech and crime have increased in the past five years, and many point to social media and the internet as a prime reason for the spike, a survey found. […] Read More

Erica Whitaker is senior pastor of Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. […] Read More

Jamaican Baptist leaders raised the topic of reparations for slavery in multiple sessions of the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance. While no vote was taken, a commission will study the issue and report next year. […] Read More

President Trump once again spewed racism during a weekend Twitter tirade. Rather than become numb to his latest racist rant, Christians can choose to be part of the national dialogue about racism in a way that honors Christ. […] Read More

While many pastors may jump to greener pastures every few years, the congregation whose pastor stays put for a couple decades or more will reap numerous advantages. Check out these 21 truths. […] Read More