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Author Jim Hopkins

Jim Hopkins has been the Senior Minister at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland, California, since 1989. He has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees at the American Baptist Seminary of the West and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

The world is facing a crisis in four areas: health care, economics, politics and morality. People of faith can help bring about relief, recovery and reconstruction by faithing, hoping and loving. […] Read More

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, people of good faith must set the example by offering a hopeful vision that unites the generations. We won’t make progress by leaving others behind. We’re all in this together. […] Read More

With its vote, the US Senate declared there is no longer any institutional check on the power of the president. How did we get here? Racism, racial anxiety, white privilege and white fragility are central factors. […] Read More

While the season of Advent and Christmas will be and has been political, it’s not partisan. Scripture unveils the political reality of the season, in which those consigned to the back row of society have been brought to the front. […] Read More