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Either you’re in God’s will or you’re not. While many folks find comfort in such black-and-white thinking, it also allows them to hurt and harm whole groups of people. A little cognitive dissonance can be good for your soul. […] Read More

Baptism is much more than saying we love Jesus. It’s that great moment when we nail our colors to the mast and declare we belong to Jesus, for now and for eternity. Baptism is not just for believers; it is for disciples. […] Read More

Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond has closed its doors. During its long, tumultuous 30-year run, one image has consistently reflected the Virginia seminary. A servant’s towel. […] Read More

The more we learn about outdoor air pollution’s effects on human health, the more we should be motivated to protect our loved ones and others from this threat. Consider these steps to protect yourself and your family. […] Read More

Being positive is a challenge. Being negative is easy. Even when our words are meant with the best of intentions, they can still cause hurt. This Sunday, on Say Something Nice Day, put your positive words into practice. […] Read More

Some folks weaponize, politicize and romanticize the Bible by cutting and pasting select verses. If you want to be a truly devoted follower of Jesus, read – or listen – to the entire Bible. And don’t skip the difficult passages. […] Read More

We’re familiar with the biblical record of Nathan’s confrontation of King David and his abuse of power. But what about the subjects of David, who enabled his abusive behavior for their own goals? Imagine the sequel. […] Read More

Why does so much violence exist in the Old Testament if God is a loving god? There’s no easy answer, but one author attempts to show how belief in a good God is not incompatible with reading the Old Testament. […] Read More

Bad theology is killing people, and it must stop. LGBTQ youth, for example, who grew up in a faith community are more likely to take their lives than those who have not. Churches must be fully welcoming and affirming. […] Read More

Although many churches claim to be diverse while welcoming LGBTQ+ folks into the church, they do not provide the same opportunities for leadership and participation as they do for straight and cisgender members. Inconceivable! […] Read More