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Author Colin Harris

Colin Harris is professor emeritus of religious studies at Mercer University and a member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

State bills are being proposed and enacted to teach the Bible in public schools. It may sound innocent, but it’s an effort to subvert the First Amendment’s anti-establishment clause. Perhaps we first need biblical integrity. […] Read More

Wealth is a given in society, so how should you use it? You can protect your privileged status and accumulate more wealth for yourself. Or you can leverage it to serve the urgent needs of our common life. […] Read More

Reading the final works of Martin Luther King Jr. through the lens of contemporary efforts to function as a more just society produces a kind of déjà vu. It’s a vivid reminder of how far we have come – and how far we haven’t. […] Read More

Often overshadowed by our rousing choruses, the events of the Christmas story reflect an inclusive humility. When you begin to notice it, it’s hard to miss the emphasis on the “lowliness” of what is portrayed in the narrative. […] Read More

Many church folks fear or reject others who are different from them. Contrary to the gospel, this pull toward exclusiveness has been and continues to be a challenge for faith communities. […] Read More

Joshua challenged the people of Israel to choose whom they would serve. As millions of us cast our votes today, we face a similar decision. Will we settle for the gods of fear and privilege? […] Read More

The events and experiences portrayed in the biblical testimony have a way of becoming metaphors for life. Even when times are distressing, the message of hope is clear: Keep singing the Lord’s song, even in a strange land. […] Read More

Was Christian theology born in interfaith dialogue? Paul, the first Christian theologian, offers an intriguing suggestion about the relationship between theology and interfaith dialogue. […] Read More

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has been a voice for the “silenced ones” in society. As the CBF transitions to new leadership, may they continue to nourish this fellowship of advocacy. […] Read More

Two sets of ‘boundary’ symbols paint clashing portraits of our nation’s character. One denotes liberty and responsibility; the other is protectionist and inhospitable. Which will you heed? […] Read More