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Author James L. Evans

James L. Evans is a retired Baptist preacher living in Alabama. Over 35 years, he served churches in Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia. In support of his pastoral work, Evans published 5 books including “First and Second Corinthians: Immersion Bible Studies" (Abingdon Press (2011).

The use of demeaning language is a first step to dehumanize people, which ultimately leads to suffering and possibly death. It’s been true in our history and is still true today. […] Read More

Not only was Martin Luther King Jr. an effective preacher, but also a poet whose words shattered the settled reality of cruelty and hate and helped us see the hope of a new possibility through his vision of the beloved community. […] Read More

The church does not reign over the world anymore and cannot enforce its beliefs on others. That leaves the legal system of the United States as the only recourse for some, but that path carries a price. […] Read More

While some folks focus on the apocalyptic rather than the redemptive nature of God, biblical justice is about being sure that all God’s children have what they need for the living of their lives. […] Read More

Politics isn’t a zero-sum game. When political parties enter candidates for public office, more than winning or losing is at stake. In a divided electorate, the majority that won by a slim margin still must represent everyone. […] Read More

When evangelicals surrender to the selfish and self-centered politics of “America First,” they abandon the teachings of Jesus and submit themselves to idolatry. It may be harsh, but it’s time to separate from them. […] Read More

When AG Jeff Sessions and other politicians seek to appease Christians who falsely believe their religion is under attack, it distracts the church from its legitimate mission. […] Read More

The religious right has morphed into a full-service political action committee, championing nuclear weapons, tax breaks for the rich and rigid immigration policies “in the name of Jesus.” Seriously? […] Read More

Are you an American Christian or a Christian American? The difference is important and has everything to do with which part of your identity comes first. […] Read More

It has been the blessing of my life to have encountered some wonderful teachers. I was not very successful with my algebra teachers, but that was more my problem than theirs. But with literature and history and theology, I have been blessed. None was more significant to me than Dr. W.C. Dobbs. Dr. Dobbs was […] Read More