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Although many American Christians will insist the U.S. flag belongs in their churches’ sanctuaries, displaying the flag in church compromises Christianity. It’s worth the fight to remove the flag from your sanctuary. […] Read More

Daily reminders of the breakdown of community and its many causes leave little encouragement for a reconciliation of opposing commitments and a refocusing on a common good. There is hope, but it may be different than what we think. […] Read More

White Christians have played an undeniable role in the perpetuation of slavery and other structures that have kept black people in bondage. It’s time to step out of our silence that continues to perpetuate the status quo. […] Read More

For too long, survivors of sexual violence have been silenced, dismissed and even shamed by the church. Here’s what happened when one church created space for survivors to share their stories on a Sunday morning. […] Read More

Being disoriented can be good every once in a while. My trip to Cuba challenged me to love radically and to care for others, following the example of the Cuban Baptist women pastors I came to visit. […] Read More

Mark Russell’s ‘Second Coming,’ a comic-book series pairing Jesus with a superhero, sparked fiery anger from Christians before publication, but its message is Christianity 101: You can’t win through violence or power, only love. […] Read More

The founders of the United States didn’t rely on the Ten Commandments to forge our nation’s laws. Indeed, their goal was to ensure religion would neither control government nor contend with unnecessary government entanglement. […] Read More

Teachers and schools are in charge of our most precious resource yet struggle for adequate financing. What if schools enjoyed pork-barrel largesse and the military depended on corporate charity? Talk about a reversal of fortunes. […] Read More

When our ancestors first came to America, they arrived seeking a better life to sustain them. It’s no different today for those trying to cross our southern border. An ancient story illustrates the futility of being angry at them. […] Read More

There’s no vacation from ministering to others. Pain, sadness and hatred do not rest. In a world filled with darkness, may all who follow Jesus be inspired to listen, comfort and educate. And may love be our first response. […] Read More