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Author Rob Sellers

Robert P. Sellers, PhD, is Professor of Theology and Missions Emeritus from Logsdon Seminary, Hardin-Simmons University, and the immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Indonesia and the US are diverse countries, both undermined by nationalism. In the US, the insidious lies of Christian nationalists are that God only favors Christians and that those who are not must be converted or sent back home. […] Read More

Baptists should witness about their own spiritual journeys but must approach people of other faiths with humility, curiosity, kindness and respect. Cultivating these virtues and recalling these 3 factors will yield positive results. […] Read More

When relating to persons of other faiths, Christians can testify passionately about the path they have walked but should not disparage the path others have traveled. We should approach others with humility rather than arrogance. […] Read More

Many Baptists assume evangelism corresponds to proselytization yet don’t consider developing interfaith relationships as a priority. Christ, however, calls us to be faithful witnesses, not successful proselytizers. […] Read More

Seeking to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities, the Parliament of the World’s Religions will convene Nov. 1-7 in Toronto. […] Read More

Sugar and spice, thunder and lightning, picnics and ants, ocean and waves, washers and dryers, children and laughter, Baptists and Muslims. If you were playing a categories game where you named pairs of items that naturally fit together, you most likely would not think of “Baptists and Muslims.” Yet, at the Green Lake Conference Center […] Read More

Many persons feel they “know” Baptists as a group because of the unkind words of a few Baptist individuals or denominations. Indeed, some very public Baptists have made statements highly offensive to persons of other faiths – and, perhaps surprisingly, disturbing and embarrassing for historic Baptists who remember their roots and denounce such judgmental, unkind […] Read More

On May 16, 1920, on the east steps of the capitol building in Washington, D.C., a historic speech was delivered to some 15,000 people, many of them Baptists. The speaker was George W. Truett, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas. His speech was titled “Baptists and Religious Liberty.” “Baptists have one consistent record concerning […] Read More

Ramadan, A Time For Change

Monday morning, Sept. 1, I left my hotel in Columbus, Ohio, before daybreak. The weekend at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America had been eventful and full. Not really expecting there to be anyone ”or any food ”in the breakfast room at such an early hour, I was amazed to enter […] Read More